The season of giving has arrived, and kids across America are already dreaming of what toys they might receive in December. Unfortunately, every year personal injury lawyers handle cases where a child was hurt because of an unsafe game or toy. Here’s how you can make sure the presents you are buying your kids this holiday season are safe.
How to Check if Toys Are Safe
The United States government runs a portal providing information about product warnings and recalls. Examples of recalls that occurred in 2018 range from a child’s water bottle with a detachable spout—which posed a choking hazard—to a slap bracelet capable of causing lacerations. There was also a case of a pendant on a children’s clothing item containing lead.
There are also general safety rules to consider when buying children’s toys. Babies shouldn’t be given items with small, detachable parts they might put in their mouths, for instance. Toys made of fabric should be labeled flame-resistant, while crafting supplies like markers and paint need to be non-toxic.
What to Do If Your Child Is Harmed
If your child is hurt by a toy, hang on to any doctor’s reports and related receipts. Take photographs of their injuries if they are visible. Do not throw away the toy or the packaging. A personal injury lawyer can use this material to determine whether you have a case.
Product liability complaints are generally due to an issue with design, manufacturing, or labeling. If screws were left out when putting together a child’s chair, for instance, the manufacturer could be to blame. Your personal injury lawyer will also be able to help you determine where the fault lies and who to file a complaint against.
When residents of Andalusia, AL, need guidance after they’ve been unjustly harmed because of another person’s or company’s negligence, they turn to Jones & Jones PC Attys At Law. Since 1953, this law firm has been providing clients with the compassionate legal help they need when dealing with personal injuries. Whether you’ve been in an auto accident or are considering a medical malpractice suit, they have knowledge you can count on. To request an appointment with a personal injury lawyer, use the online form or call (334) 222-3161.
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