Imagine buying your child a toy that is supposed to create joy, but then turns into a tragedy. This has happened to many families over the years due to a lack of proper product testing. By the time a toy injures a child, it is usually too late to fix with a recall. A family is already devastated by the loss of a child and a mounting amount of medical bills.
Toy Recalls and Accidents are Plentiful
Children’s products are recalled so frequently; they average more than two recalls a week. That means there are on average over 100 children’s products and toys recalled per year.
While the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recall products, most children’s toys are recalled by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
Once a toy has caused harm (or even death) it is hopefully recorded in the national CPSC database. When a product recall officially goes out, a series of events take place, which includes removing the dangerous product from store shelves and giving consumers the option of a refund, replacement, or repair.
The main goal of a toy recall is to get the dangerous product off the shelves and to remove products already sold. When a government agency receives complaints from consumers about children's toys, an investigation is launched to test out the potentially dangerous product. If the product is safe, the investigation is concluded. If the product is found to be dangerous, the agency in charge can inform the manufacturer responsible that they should recall it. In nearly all cases, the company will voluntarily recall the item, but a government agency has the power to sue a company to force a recall if it’s necessary for consumer safety. Sometimes, a manufacturer or corporation will initiate a recall on its own if it has reason to believe a product is dangerous. But this process takes time and a lot of resources to get the word out. This time delay equates to more unnecessary injuries.
In the 2013 CPSC’s toy safety report, over 256,700 children visited emergency rooms for toy-related injuries. When an injury occurs, you and your child need the support and expertise of a product liability attorney.
Who's at Fault
Many companies or corporations may be responsible for a defective toy. An experienced product liability attorney can help you determine who is at fault and can navigate the path to obtaining compensation for your medical bills, physical harm, pain, and suffering.
These questions are the most important and are topics we'll discuss as we explore your product recall injury claim:
- Who designed the toy?
- Who manufactured the toy?
- Who marketed the toy?
- Who sold the toy?
In most states, parents only have a few years to file a claim from the time the injury occurred, so it’s important to contact an attorney as we can build a strong case on your behalf.
If your child sustained injuries due to a defective toy and you believe the manufacturer should be held liable for the damages, I encourage you to request a free consultation right away. I'll work to obtain the most compensation for you and your family.
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If you are injured and believe you have been a victim of someone else’s negligence, call me at 281-929-0110 for a free initial consultation. Or if it is an emergency, please feel free to text me at 832-797-7600.
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