Dangerous Toys And Product Liability Lawsuits In Birmingham
It is critical for anyone in Birmingham who is purchasing toys for children to be aware of defects and serious injury risks. While most of us do not often think about the hazards posed by toys, both recalled toys, as well as toys with certain known hazards, can result in serious child injuries. Any parents or caregivers who have a child that experiences an injury as a result of a dangerous toy may be eligible to file a product liability lawsuit, but it is essential to take steps in advance to avoid these injuries if possible. Our Birmingham product liability lawyers
Toys Can Be Dangerous and Defective
Throughout the year, it is critical to keep in mind that toys can be dangerous and defective, and they can cause serious child injuries. According to a recent report from the U.S. PIRG Education Fund, dangerous and defective toys are actually “easy to buy,” and many toy warning labels do not adequately explain the hazards associated with use of specific toys and other children’s products. The report highlights some of the following toys that have recently been subject to recalls but that may be on the shelves in 2022 and into 2023:
- Koyo Bounca The Squig Plush toys;
- FAO Schwartz Toy Wood Sensory Boards and Robot Buddy;
- Wonder & Wise Activity Tables;
- Kidoozie Play Tents and Playhouses;
- Manhattan Toy Company Activity Loops Toys for Infants; and
- Early Learning Centre Little Senses Lights & Sounds Shape Sorter Toys.
Check Before You Buy Second Hand Toys
In addition to the risk that some recalled and dangerous toys may still be for sale at various retail stores both in-person and online, it is important to keep in mind that second-hand marketplaces can be particularly dangerous places to look for toys. If you do buy toys second hand, be sure to research whether there has been a recall for the product or any reported child injuries.
Learn About Product Liability Lawsuits for Defective Toys and Injuries
If your child sustained an injury as a result of using a toy with a defect, it may be possible to file a product liability lawsuit. Even if the toy was not recalled, and even if the product maker has not admitted any problems and no other injuries have been reported, it may still be possible to prove that the product is unreasonably dangerous and that the company is liable. There are three general types of product liability lawsuits that can be applicable in toy injury cases:
- Design defects where the design of the toy or one of its components is defective;
- Manufacturing defects where the toy or one of its components developed a defect during manufacture; or
- Marketing defects where the toy was not properly marketed or consumers were not warned about risks associated with use of the toy.
Contact a Product Liability Lawyer in Birmingham
Nobody in Birmingham should ever have to worry that a toy will cause serious harm to a child. Yet child injuries happen more often than you might expect when toys have defects, or when they pose hazards and injury risks to kids of certain ages. If your child was injured by a toy or other product designed for kids, one of the experienced Birmingham product liability lawyers at Goldasich, Vick & Fulk can help you to seek financial compensation and to hold the product maker accountable. We can help victims of dangerous consumer products who have sustained any injuries or suffered wrongdoing.