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Defective Products – Toys

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, approximately 155,000 children are admitted to emergency rooms across the country each year with toy related injuries. Toys are meant to be educational, fun, and part of a cherished childhood. Unfortunately, when toy manufacturers put profits ahead of safety, cheaply made toys with safety defects can be the result. These toys can result in catastrophic injuries, including eye injuries, head injuries, burns, fractures, and other serious injuries.

If your child has been injured by a toy that you feel is unsafe, take the toy away from your child seek medical help immediately. You will also want to consult with a personal injury attorney in Miami or in your community in order to find out about your rights and options. In many cases, if the product was defective in terms of poor design, poor manufacturing, or inadequate safety warnings, you may have a legal claim. Seeking compensation puts pressure on manufacturers to create safer toys. It can also help you secure compensation that can help you provide the best possible medical care for your child. The Flaxman Law Group legal team has been helping Miami and South Florida personal injury victims for more than 25 years. They have seen first-hand the devastation that can occur when toys are manufactured poorly. To learn more about your legal rights if your child is injured, contact the Flaxman Law Group at any time to arrange for a free case evaluation.

What types of product liability claims are common with toys?

Toy related product liability claims in Miami and across South Florida occur for one of four reasons:

  • The age restrictions for toy are inadequate or inaccurate.

  • The manufacturing process created an unsafe toy. This can mean that the toy had sharp edges, parts that detach easily and cause a choking hazard, or other dangers. It can mean that the toy was manufactured with toxic paint or toxic materials that are harmful to children.

  • The toy was inadequately labeled or came with incorrect instructions. These instructions may not adequately warn parents of the risks or may not tell parents how to safely use or assemble the toy.

  • The design of the toy is essentially unsafe. Often, it means that the toy was designed poorly, with sharp edges or other unsafe components.
What can I do if I believe my child was injured by a defective toy?

If your child has suffered an injury that you think was caused by a defective toy, you will want to consult with a personal injury attorney in Miami or in your Florida community. An attorney can help safeguard your rights and the rights of your child. He or she can investigate the toy and determine whether you have a legal claim. A good attorney can also pursue claims against all liable parties, including retailers, manufacturers, designers, importers, and others who may be in the chain of distribution and may have contributed to your child’s injuries. Pursuing a legal claim helps you secure compensation that can help you care for your child. Pursuing a legal claim also puts pressure on toy companies to create safer products for all children.

If you're looking for a personal injury attorney with experience in products liability claims and toy defects, contact the Flaxman Law Group legal team for advice. The Flaxman Law Group legal team has been in the Miami area for more than 25 years and has helped thousands of personal injury and product defect victims recover more than $25 million in compensation. Your initial consultation is free and comes with no obligation.