When we buy toys for our children, we put our trust in toy manufacturers to abide by safety standards. Child safety is one of the most important components of toy design, because when a toy turns out to be defective, the consequences can be disastrous.
Very young children are still learning about how to interact with toys. They may try to disassemble the toy or place it in their mouth. Toys made for infants and toddlers should be designed with this behavior in mind. No child should suffer serious injury because he or she was simply being a kid.
Even among older children, toy parts that detach and are easily swallowed pose significant safety hazards that can result in choking and even death. Other defective toys might cause shocks, burns, or other injuries to children or adults.
If a manufacturer determines that their toys might be dangerous to children, they have a responsibility to notify the public. Unfortunately, this does not always happen. In 2016 alone, 240,000 children went to the emergency room for injuries sustained by toys, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
If you or your child were injured due to a defective toy, you may be entitled to financial compensation. A financial settlement can help offset the cost of medical bills you might have incurred as a result of the defective toy. Moreover, defective toys do not just injure children. If you or another adult were injured by a malfunctioning toy, you may also be entitled to a settlement.
Companies that manufacture dangerous toys are putting children in harm’s way. An attorney can help you hold those companies accountable for their recklessness.
An experienced attorney can help you determine the best course of action for you and your family. Ultimately, sounding the alarm about defective toys can help thousands of other families who might currently be at risk.
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Our experienced attorneys understand the serious threat that defective toys pose to our children. We will help you explore the best possible options for your case, possibly including financial compensation. If you or a loved one have been injured due to a defective toy, we understand why you are seeking justice — and we can help you achieve it.
Contact the attorneys of O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble today to discuss defective toys and potential negotiations. It is important to contact an attorney early to ensure the best possible outcome. Contact us online or call at (908) 928-9200 or 1-800-586-5817.