Sometimes a seemingly innocent plaything can pose a real risk to children. The news is constantly peppered with tales of recalled toys that present chemical, choking or other injury hazards. And the reality is that manufacturers who negligently manufacture and sell unsafe and defective toys should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
The Hazards of Defective Toys
The causes for safety flaws and toy defects can vary and depend on issues such as design, chemical structure, the manufacturing process, distribution and other factors. Dangers range from the chance of pinching or burns to poisoning, choking or mechanical malfunctions. Depending on the state in which the unsafe or defective toy claim is filed, the owner of the toy can claim strict liability, which allows the owner to sue for damages if they can claim that the product was defective and caused injury. Strict liability cases do not need to prove negligence or ill intent, but rather can claim based on the defect alone. However, residents of other states may need to prove that the manufacturer fell beneath the expected standard of care in some aspect of the toy’s design or distribution.
In addition, manufacturers can be held liable when they sell toys without adequately warning the public about dangers associated with certain applications, age groups or design features. Defective assembly and improper design can also lead to negligence claims for toy manufacturers whose products lead to injury or death in children.
Assistance with Filing a Product Liability Claim
If your child was injured by an unsafe or defective toy, you may have a products liability lawsuit. However, state statutes of limitations begin running out at the moment of injury and time is of the essence when considering an unsafe toy lawsuit. Don’t waste time with no-name lawyers who lack the experience and reputation you deserve – call the law offices of Steven H. Heisler. Devoted to the representation of personal injury victims, Baltimore defective product attorney Steven H. Heisler and his associates know the law and have a lengthy track record with personal injury and unsafe/defective toy litigation. They can file your unsafe/defective toy claim, conduct investigations and manage the discovery process, and effectively represent your claim in court. The result: satisfactory settlements and jury verdicts on behalf of unsafe toys’ victims. Think you have an unsafe/defective toys claim? Contact the law offices of Steven H. Heisler today for more information and a free, no-obligation case consultation.