Defective product injuries are always traumatic, but even more so when the products involved are children’s toys. In 2007, 42 million unsafe toys were recalled, with only 6% of those returned to the manufacturer. Which means millions of unsafe toys are still in toy boxes, at childcare centers and on store shelves.
As parents, we trust toy and child product manufacturers to be sure their products are safe for use by children. When they fall short of that trust the results can be devastating. A child can’t judge whether a toy might be defective in a way that would make it unsafe, and must depend on adults—both parents and those responsible for producing the toy—to provide toys that are safe.
If you believe your child has been injured due to a defective toy or product designed for you use by an infant or child, you might need a defective product lawyer to evaluate your case. At Duncan Firm, our team of attorneys is experienced in dealing with these kinds of cases, which often involve standing up against large corporations to demand proper restitution. For a free consultation, please call 877-638-6226 today.
Types of Defects
Some ways in which products can be found to be defective include:
- Design defects
- Defects in manufacture
- Incomplete or incorrect instructions
- Missing or incomplete warnings (for example, warnings of a choking hazard for children under three are not included on the toy)
- Failure of the company to honor a warranty
The Consumer Products Safety Commission maintains a list of defective toys and other children’s products that have been recalled due to safety hazards. This can be a valuable resource to parents who want to be sure items they purchase for their children are safe.
Why Are Children's Products Recalled?
Toys are most commonly recalled because they pose a choking hazard, but sometimes recalls involve other problems such as dangerous chemicals used in toy manufacture that pose a risk to children, especially young children who tend to chew on their toys. Other reasons for recall include:
- Toy poses a risk of fire
- Toy violates established lead paint standards
- Sharp edges on the toy present a risk of serious cuts
Fortunately, most toys are safe for our children to use due to Federal laws that ensure manufacturers follow proper guidelines. But if the unthinkable does happen, and your child is injured due to a defect in the manufacture of a toy, please contact Duncan Firm, PA today using the form on this page or by calling 877-638-6226. We’ll do everything we can to fight for you and your rights as a parent.