Can a New Toy Harm My Child?

Can a New Toy Harm My Child?

As the holidays come to an end, your house may be like many others across the country, full of toys, new gadgets, and other products. The holiday season is an exciting time to get together with friends and loved ones and to share well wishes and thoughtful gifts. Children, in particular, tend to get many presents after family and Santa stop by. The natural urge is to immediately open the present and use it.

Toys are plentiful around the holidays, but not all toys are safe for children even if they are marketed and sold as such. When a child is using their toy the way that it was intended but they are harmed by it, this can be a highly stressful situation for parents to be in. This is especially true when a child is severely harmed by a faulty toy.

In Mississippi, people who are harmed by products that are unsafe because of their design, their manufacturing, or their marketing may be able to file a Mississippi defective product claim for compensation.

Defective Toys

Vendors and manufacturers of goods have a responsibility to the public that the items they sell are safe for use. If errors are made with marketing claims, if a manual for use is inaccurate, if a product is put together improperly, or if there is a design flaw, a product has the potential to be very dangerous for consumers. When a consumer is injured because of a faulty product, then determining where liability exists is essential to filing a claim for compensation.

Can a New Toy Harm Your Child

Bob Germany is a Jackson personal injury attorney that has over 40 years of experience helping victims who were hurt by defective products secure the compensation that they deserve. A defective product could have more than one party who is responsible and therefore, liable to pay for a victim’s damages. Bob Germany can review your case and help you establish value while also establishing the liable parties.

In 2016, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission reported that there were seven toy-related deaths and they were all in children younger than 12 years of age. That same year, there were 240,000 injuries related to the use of toys that required emergency hospitalization for treatment. Approximately 39% of the injuries that resulted from toy-related incidents included:

  • Lacerations and cuts.
  • Abrasions.
  • Contusions and bruising.

Out of all of the emergency room cases in 2016, 45% of the victims suffered injuries to the head and face. A defective toy has the potential to inflict serious harm to a child. A product that is not fit for public consumption can also be deadly.

Speak with a Jackson Product Liability Attorney Today

Germany Law Firm, PLLC can assist you with a Mississippi product liability claim to get the financial compensation you need for the damages that were inflicted upon you or your child from a defective product. To learn more, please call Germany Law Firm, PLLC today to schedule a free consultation at (601) 487-0555.