Recall Risks: Franklin Sibling Deaths Raise Awareness

January 16, 2014

While playing hide-and-seek, 8-year-old Lexi Munroe and her 7-year-old brother Sean, of Franklin, got trapped in a recalled hope chest. Authorities are calling their deaths a tragic accident.

Now, anyone with a similar chest is being urged to replace the lock, but how much of the responsibility for product safety rests with the consumer, and how liable are manufacturers?


  • Marianne LeBlanc is a personal injury attorney and a partner at the Boston firm of Sugarman and Sugarman and wrote a blog post about the Franklin deaths.


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