Toys and Product Liability
Most parents are familiar with questions like “can I have that?” regarding toys and gadgets designed for children and advertised on television. When purchasing toys for your child, you should be conscientious about the age range for which the toy is appropriate. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) tests toys to determine their safety and the intended age group; however, sometimes a defective product slips by and is released onto the market.
If your child has suffered injury because of a defective toy, you may be eligible to receive compensation. Contact a Cincinnati product liability lawyer at Stepleton Dugan, LLC today by calling 513-321-7733 to schedule a free case evaluation.
Reasons for Defective Products
Since 1975, the CPSC has recalled thousands of toys for a variety of hazards. Recalls can be issued for several reasons, but the most common reasons include:
- Choking hazards
- Violation of lead paint standard
- Puncture and laceration hazards
- Suffocation and asphyxiation hazards
- Chemical burn risk
- Fire and burn hazard
For a complete list of toys that have been recalled since 1975, visit the official CPSC web site.
When a child gets hurt from a defective toy, the manufacturer is liable for the damages incurred by the child and their family. Compensation varies depending on the severity of injury.
If your child has been injured from a defective product, contact a Cincinnati personal injury lawyer at Stepleton Dugan, LLC today. Make the first step toward justice and call 513-321-7733 today to discuss the details of your case with an experienced attorney.