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Victims and product liability attorneys claim that the WeePOD Basix Potty Ring from Target severely injured several children. One plaintiff testified that the defective product caused a serious laceration and almost dismembered their 3-year-old son’s penis.

According to the lawsuit, the plastic potty trainer made by Prince Lionheart poses a safety hazard, and more than a dozen children have been injured, yet the product remains on the market.

Joe Lyon is a highly-rated recall lawyer and product liability lawyer representing plaintiffs nationwide in a wide variety of consumer product liability and product defect cases.

Weepod Recall

Numerous safety complaints have been filed against the potty training product since 2015, but it was never recalled. Attorney argue that both Target and Prince Lionheart had a duty to warn customers about potential potty training injury hazards and the dangers of the WeePOD product, though failed to do so. At least 15 toddler boys have suffered cuts to their genitals from using the WeePOD potty-training toilet seat.

A current lawsuit alleges the design of the WeePod Basix and the material it is made out of causes cut and sticking potty training injury risks. Prince Lionheart released the following statement:

“We take the safety and comfort of the children and parents who use our products very seriously, and all of our products have been subjected to rigorous third party testing to ensure their safety when used in a manner consistent with our instructions and warnings. We’re a family-owned and operated business and have been making products for babies and young children for over forty years. Our practice is to design safety, quality and performance into every one of our products.”

Other Potty Training Injury Claims & Recalls

In 2017, 2,400 Squatty Potty products were recalled after reports of children falling from the toilet step stool, resulting in at least one child hitting her chin and biting the inside of her mouth. Another child fell and hit his head. The Squatty Potty children’s toilet step stools are used to assist a child in reaching a toilet seat, though posed a serious safety risk.

RC2 Corp. recalled 160,000 First Years 3-in-1 Flush and Sounds Potty Seats for containing unsafe levels of lead and children’s feeding seats due to a fall hazard. A decorative plaque on the back of the feeding seat could have paint with excessive levels of lead, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

RC2 recalled about 100,000 U.S.-made First Years Newborn-to-Toddler Reclining Feeding Seats because the restraining straps can pull out of the waist strap slots, posing a fall danger.

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Defective products on the market present safety and health hazards for adults and children. Cheap and defective products may pose fire and burn risks; electrocution, strangulation and choking risks; and severe health risks. The manufacturers of consumer products have a duty to foresee potential injury and properly design and test products before they are released.

Companies must also properly warn consumers of any risks associated with their products. Any failure to protect consumers that results in accidents and injury can lead to lawsuits filed by plaintiffs and their product liability lawyer.