Recently, Epoch Everlasting Play announced that certain fabric playhouses and play tents don’t meet the industry flammability standard for children’s tents. Due to this failure, children across the country who use these tents are at risk of burn injuries. Approximately 251,600 fabric playhouses and tents in the United States were recalled voluntarily on July 28, 2022. The recall occurred under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. With this process, a company dedicates itself to working with the agency to not only announce a product recall but also develop a remedy. If your child was burned while using an Epoch Everlasting Play fabric house or tent, you should call the experienced Chicago-based product liability lawyers of Moll Law Group. Billions have been recovered in cases with which we’ve been involved.
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The recalled playhouses and tents were made of mesh and nylon. Nylon storage bags are sold with them. Each tent and playhouse is about 36 inches by 54 inches. A label is sewn into the underside of the playhouse or tent; it says, “Epoch Everlasting Play.” These $30-$35 recalled products were sold at a range of toy stores and online, including at www.amazon.com, www.fatbraintoys, www.zulily.com, Target, Marshall’s and Toys R Us for several years, from March 2014 through March 2022.
The recall was conducted voluntarily by Epoch Everlasting Play under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers. The play tents Epoch recalled include these models:
- Pop Up Theater Tent,
- Kidoozie Ice Castle Tent,
- King Size Medieval Castle,
- My Clubhouse,
- Pirate Den Playhouse,
- Royal Castle Playhouse.
- Pop Up Theater Tent (Red),
- Princess Hideaway Playhouse
You should take recalled play tents or playhouses away from your children and notify Epoch Everlasting that you have one of these products to receive a replacement product or refund. However, if your child was already injured or burned because of any of the recalled products, you may be entitled to sue for damages.
You can bring a product liability lawsuit when a product is defective in terms of its manufacturing, design or marketing, when that defect causes your child’s injuries or death. If a children’s tent or playhouse doesn’t meet flammability standards, there is most likely a design defect, which is a defect in all units of the product. In most cases, experts must be retained on whether there was a defect and whether the defect, rather than some other aspect of the product caused injuries.
Theories it may be appropriate to assert in a play tent claim include strict liability, negligence, or breach of warranty. Each state has its own rules about what theories would allow damages to be recovered. Damages our lawyers may be able to recover on you and your child’s behalf include loss of enjoyment, pain and suffering, medical bills, therapy, surgeries, prescription medications, and mental anguish.
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If your child was burned as a result of a play tent, call the seasoned Chicago-based lawyers of Moll Law Group about a potential claim. Our firm represents injured children across the country. We are compassionate and tenacious advocates for those injured by defective products. Please complete our online form or contact us at 312.462.1700.