This column has been adapted to accommodate a acknowledgment from Target.
When parents accede the dangers complex in absurd training, our thoughts go to things like our kids falling in the toilet or accepting accidents on the active allowance carpet. But afterwards affairs a simple $15 absurd training seat, two parents say they were faced with a daydream aback the accessory about burst their 3-year-old son. Now, the ancestors is suing both Target and the absurd bench manufacturer.
A ancestors from Riverside, California, claims that they purchased a Prince Lionheart WeePOD Basix Absurd Ring at Target for their 3-year-old son in June of 2017. Shortly afterwards they brought the accessory home, they say their son’s genitals got ashore in it. According to CBS Los Angeles, their accusation claims the adventure acquired the boy’s penis to be “lacerated and about dismembered.”
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John Kristensen, the family’s attorney, told the Press-Enterprise the adventure was witnessed by the child’s brother. Afterwards the little boy was rushed to the emergency room, doctors had to cement his penis aback calm as the afflicted breadth was too acute for stitches.
Now, the family, who wishes to abide anonymous, is suing Target and Prince Lionheart — the makers of the absurd trainer — for “unspecified damages.” “People go to Target bold the articles they advertise aren’t activity to adulterate a toddler’s genitals,” Kristensen told the Press-Enterprise. “This kid’s aching for life.”
The accusation alleges that the WeePOD was awash and marketed as safe by Target and Prince Lionheart alike admitting both companies were allegedly acquainted of customer assurance complaints that had been about back 2015. The artefact has yet to be recalled by either aggregation and still charcoal accessible for acquirement on Target’s website.
“Despite ability of these problems, neither Target nor Lionheart recalled the artefact or alike addressed or abreast consumers about the abeyant defects,” Kristensen told CBS Los Angeles.
The Sacramento Bee letters the WeePOD has acquired agnate abrasion to a adolescent before. In 2015, the absurd trainer allegedly acquired lacerations on accession boy’s penis. The mother of the adolescent reportedly acquaint a analysis on Target’s website, advertence what had been done to her son, but Kristensen’s accusation claims the webpage area the mother acquaint her analysis is no best accessible for examination “due to Target’s malfeasance.”
In accession to gluttonous advantage for damages, the family’s accusation is requesting that both Target and Prince Lionheart “fix and/or acquaint of the abnormal WeePODs’ abeyant to claw toddlers’ genitals while beneath accustomed accountable use.”
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