Parents and guardians want their children to be healthy and safe in all aspects of their lives. Most parents buy their children age appropriate toys which will amuse them while they learn and develop new skills. For example, a parent would not want an infant playing with a toy that is for a six year old because it may have small pieces that could pose a choking hazard. Unfortunately, innocent young children suffer from injuries and fatalities due to dangerous toys at an alarming rate.
A dangerous toy injury is considered a “product liability” in that the physical injury resulted from some type of product defect. The following are three categories for product liability lawsuits, which are:
- Defective design
- Failure to warn (of possible hazards)
- Manufacturer defect
Hazardous toys may cause serious bodily injuries to children if any of the following apply:
- Toy may have sharp edges.
- Toy may contain lead.
- Toy may cause strangulation due to long strings.
- Toy may be made of flammable materials.
- Toy may contain small pieces which may cause a choking hazard.
If your child has been the victim of a dangerous toy accident, he or she may have suffered serious physical injuries such as disfigurement, paralysis, head injury, bone fractures, burns, or a number of other types of serious physical trauma. These injuries may require expensive surgeries, specialists, and other accident related medical treatments. With the representation of a skilled NY product liability attorney at Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin LLP you may be able to recover monetary compensation to help pay for your child's injury related expenses.