Toys are a pivotal part of the development of young children. When we think of dangerous items, toys are probably the last things that come to mind.
However, there are thousands of toy-related injuries every year in the United States. How do such instances occur and what are your options if this has happened to your child?
Toys with small parts
Some toys are produced for the purpose of children building them from small pieces. The package arrives with instructions on how to create the toy, and this forms part of the fun. The downside of this is that smaller parts can be choking hazards. Many toy-related injuries are related to choking on small parts and sadly this can prove fatal for the child.
Toys that propel objects
There are a number of children’s toys that propel objects through the air. To do this, they need to generate a certain amount of force. If the toy has been constructed properly and used appropriately, this can provide hours of fun for young children. Sadly, when something goes wrong, the consequences can be severe. An item does not need to be hard or traveling that fast to do serious damage to the eyes.
When are toy firms culpable?
Unfortunately, accidents do happen, but there is a difference between accidents and negligent actions. If a toy manufacturer has made something unsafe or failed to provide adequate warnings, you may be able to hold them to account for your child’s injuries. Seeking legal guidance will give you a better idea of what to do.