Defective & Unsafe Toys
Injuries from Recalled or Defective Child Products
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. Many dangerous and defective toys are widely available throughout the United States and often times the danger is unknown until it is too late. 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 irreversible damage.
PRODUCT DEFECT STATISTICS
Parents and guardians must watch out for small parts that pose choking hazards. They must also be aware of electric malfunctions of toys which could cause burn injuries and electrocution.
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.
COMMON INJURIES CAUSED BY DANGEROUS TOYS
Injuries that may occur because of dangerous or defective toys include:
- Burn injuries
- Cuts and bruises
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Choking and strangulation
- Hearing damage
- Permanent disabilities
CONTACT AN EXPERIENCED DEFECTIVE TOY INJURY LAWYER
If your child was injured by a defective or unsafe toy, contact Thomas J. Henry. Our child injury attorneys have represented children across the country who have been injured by toys that are dangerous and unfit to be around children. Parents should not have to fear for their child’s well-being and safety when playing with a toy. Manufacturers are tasked with providing safe toys and clear instructions. Call us today if your child was hurt by an unsafe toy — our lawyers are available 24/7, nights and weekends to evaluate your claim and provide you with a free case review.