As a parent or relative of a child, you may be aware of the many dangers facing children of all ages. Protecting your child is probably one of the most extensive jobs that you have. But if your child is playing with a toy that is dangerous or defective, the responsibility to protect your child also lies in the hands of the toy manufacturer.
A product can be labeled defective or dangerous when it has a flaw that falls under one of the following categories:
- A design defect occurs when a flaw in the design of the product makes it dangerous to consumers, regardless of the construction or assembly.
- A manufacturing defect occurs when a product is constructed or assembled incorrectly, making it defective.
- An inadequate labeling defect occurs when the product is not properly labeled to warn consumers of risk and dangers associated with the use of the product.
Children’s toys are considered unsafe or defective by these same guidelines. Defects as described above put a child at risk of serious injury and death if the problem is not addressed and consumers are not aware of the potential harm. It is the responsibility of the manufacturing toy company to warn consumers of dangers associated with the use of their products, through recalls or effective labeling. Children’s toys, for example, must be appropriately labeled with the age range that the toy is suited for.
Negligent toy companies and manufacturers should be held responsible for the injuries and deaths caused by their products. If you or someone you know has been seriously injured by a defective toy, you may be able to file a claim against the manufacturer to seek damages for injuries and expenses surrounding the unsafe toy accident.
The experienced and reputable lawyers at The Mandell Law Firm provides hands-on care and devotes personal attention to victims of accidents and wrongful death, including dangerous toy injuries, unsafe toy accidents, and all product liability related injuries. Let our experienced Northridge-based toy injury lawyers help you recover maximum monetary compensation for damages and injuries resulting from an unsafe toy.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured as the result of an unsafe toy, contact The Mandell Law Firm for a free case evaluation.