Defective Children’s Products, More Than Just Dangerous Toys

One of the most devastating feelings for a parent is discovering that your child has suffered a preventable injury or illness or has died as a result of something you purchased for or gave them yourself. If your child was injured by a defective product, you may be able to recover the compensation you need to pay for their care and for their lifetime needs arising out of the injury. Holding companies liable for the harm that they cause to children can mean doing battle with large corporations, their insurance companies, and their teams of attorneys. You need an experienced product liability lawyer on your side.

The Many Hazards of Children’s Products

Defective products can be dangerous or deadly to children in ways that would not harm adults. Kids put things in their mouths, they climb and jump off of furniture, and are often just not aware of their surroundings. Babies can’t adjust themselves, the way that adults normally would, to avoid suffocation. Toxins such as lead have a more powerful impact on their bodies due both to their size and the fact that they are still developing. What might only pinch and bruise a tough, adult finger can sever a small child’s. The list goes on and on.

The hazards of defective children’s products include:

  • Flammable materials in clothing and bedding
  • Contact burns
  • Hearing injuries
  • Eye injuries
  • Lacerations
  • Amputations
  • Head entrapment
  • Strangulation
  • Suffocation
  • Choking
  • Drowning
  • Falls
  • Being crushed
  • Lead poisoning
  • Bacterial infection

Commonly Defective Children’s Products

Although any type of children’s product has the potential to be defective, some are more commonly found defective and recalled. Unfortunately, recalls often happen only after many children or injured or die. Examples of the types of children’s products that are often recalled include:

  • Cribs
  • Hammocks
  • Playpens
  • Car seats
  • Baby carriers
  • Highchairs
  • Strollers
  • Bunk beds
  • Clothing
  • Jewelry
  • Baby gates
  • Toys
  • Pacifiers
  • Teething rings
  • Bottle warmers
  • Tents

Although some children who survive defective product injuries will make a full recovery, some suffer with permanent disabilities and need special care for the rest of their lives. If your child has been harmed by a defective product, please do no wait until it is too late to take legal action on their behalf. Contact McPhillips Fitzgerald & Cullum LLP, today.


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