With manufacturers constantly coming out with new and diverse children’s toys, it is more important than ever to pay attention to new recalls and warnings. While most toys are safe, there are some that pose serious dangers to children. While parents should not have to worry about their children being harmed when buying a new toy, we must be aware that sometimes the seemingly most harmless objects cause an injury to a child.
Parents and guardians must watch out for small parts that pose choking hazards. Parents must also be aware of electric malfunctions of toys which could cause burn injuries and electrocution. Over 60 percent of children injured are under the age of 15, and the majority are boys.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that 150,000 families visit emergency rooms annually because of a toy-related injury, and that choking is the leading cause of toy-related death. Toxic chemicals in toys also pose a highly dangerous risk to children of all ages.
Injuries that may occur because of Dangerous or Defective Toys include:
- Burn Injuries
- Broken Bones
- Cuts and Bruises
- Hearing Damage
- Head Injuries
- Permanent Disabilities
The most common toys that cause injury include:
- Battery operated toys
- Rocking horses
- Toys with electrical cords
- Toys with sharp or jagged edges
If your child’s injuries are minor and didn’t require medical treatment, it’s probably not worth filing an injury claim. But, if your child’s injuries were more serious, you should review your case with a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. The manufacturer will deny the toy was dangerous or defective, and the retailer will say it’s not his fault. Only an experienced attorney can apply the leverage needed to pursue a claim like this.
These cases will almost always require filing a lawsuit, pretrial hearings, and discovery (depositions, subpoenaed records, motion hearings, etc.). Product liability cases require a great deal of legal expertise and can take years to resolve.
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