Dangerous Children’s Products & Toys
Has a child in your family been injured or died due to an unsafe or defective children’s product? If so you should seek the advice of a personal injury attorney who can advise you about your rights and help you seek compensation.
Besides the emotional toll a devastating injury can have on a family there is also financial damage from staggering medical bills, therapy, rehabilitation and sometimes the necessity of lifetime nursing and medical care for a permanent debilitating injury.
Children’s Products & Toys Are Subject to Federal Safety Standards
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission defines children’s products as any product designed or intended for use primarily by children 12 years old and under. Children’s products and toys are subject to federal safety rules. The consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 authorized a variety of regulations and testing requirements for children’s products and other consumer products.
Consumer products handled by manufacturers, importers, distributors, and retailers must comply with the regulations and testing requirements set forth by the Consumer Product Safety Improvement act of 2008 as well as those of the Consumer Products Safety Commission. These regulations and testing of children’s products are there to protect children from injury & death due to unsafe and/or dangerous children’s products.
Personal injury claims can be complex and more than one party may be held responsible for a serious injury including manufacturers, importers, distributors and retailers of unsafe or defective children’s products & toys.
Manufacturers, Importers, Distributors & Retailers Can Be Held Liable
Unfortunately these regulations and the testing of children’s products are sometimes ignored or skimped on by those who put profit before safety. Some unsafe children’s products remain on the shelf for sale even though they may have been recalled. A personal injury attorney can determine if you have a valid claim for an injury by a dangerous or defective children’s product and gather the necessary evidence and records needed to successfully pursue an injury claim.
Retailers, especially thrift store and re-sale shops may sell re-called, unsafe and/or defective children’s products which they received through donation. The owners and managers of thrift and re-sale shops have an obligation to make sure these products are safe to sell. It is against the law to sell recalled unsafe or defective children’s products.
Some of the most common children’s products which cause injury are highchairs, booster seats, cribs, playpens, and strollers although there are many other children’s products & toys which have caused serious injury. Research has shown that although millions of children’s products and toys have been recalled in recent years for not meeting safety standards, the number of unsafe items actually returned is very low.
Contact an Attorney
Contact attorney Joel Baskin if your family has been the victim of a dangerous child’s product or toy. Joel has decades of experience helping families in the Atlanta area with convenient offices in Cobb & Fulton counties. Call today for a free initial consultation!
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