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Attorneys for Defective Children Products Causing Injury
Children require the use several different types of products throughout their lives. If they contain manufacturing or design flaws, these goods can leave children vulnerable to serious injury and harm. If you’re child has been hurt, contact Kisling, Nestico & Redick right away.
As many parents and guardians know, young children require and use many kinds of products during the infant, toddler, and childhood stages of their lives. These consumer goods can leave children vulnerable to injury if they contain dangerous design or manufacturing flaws. Parents rely on companies to design and produce children’s items that offer minimal to zero risk of harm to their children. However, defective children’s products do exist and can cause significant injury, and in the worst cases, even death.
Children are not fearful in the same way as adults are about the risks of using certain kinds of products. Due to this, children are at risk to suffer harm if they get their hands on a defective product or toy.
Unfortunately, not all manufacturers operate with the same level of caution and adhere to appropriate standards to ensure their children’s products are completely safe for kids of all ages to touch and use.
At Kisling, Nestico & Redick, our child injury attorneys work vigorously to protect the rights of injured children and help their families secure the compensation they are owed. If your child has suffered an injury due to negligence involving defective children’s products, we can help.
Call us today at 1-800-HURT-NOW to request a free legal consultation.
Children’s Products and Product Liability Law
Defective toys and children’s products can place innocent children at risk for tragic injury or even death. These types of products are often the subjects of product liability lawsuits.
Unless manufacturers, distributors, and sellers take proper action concerning the safety of the children’s products they create and/or offer to customers, they are vulnerable to a product liability lawsuit. This includes providing proper warning to customers regarding any dangers connected with using their products.
The types of defective children’s product issues for which sellers, distributors, and manufacturers may be held responsible include:
- Design defects
- Manufacturing defects
- Failure to properly label children’s products
- Inadequate or zero warning of potential dangers
- Incomplete or faulty product instructions
- Failure to adhere to product warranties
Types of Defective Children’s Product Issues
A range of negative issues can be associated with defective children’s products. These include:
- Mercury poisoning
- Recalled toys that caused injury
- Child crib injuries
- Bicycle helmet injuries
- Products that constitute strangulation/choking hazards
- Lead paint poisoning
- Defective trampolines
- Playground equipment causing injuries
- Flawed sports equipment causing injuries
- Toys assigned to an inappropriate age group
One of the most common injuries resulting from defective children’s products according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is the occurrence of choking, perhaps on small items, such as rubber or plastic balls or magnets. These types of products are not to be marketed to children below a certain age due to the danger they pose for choking. Other toys that can contain dangerous defects include bicycles, stuffed animals, and dolls. The accessories that accompany these products pose choking threats, as well.
Some of the most dangerous cases of defective children’s products involve toys not made in the United States. These toys may contain materials that are hazardous to the health of children, or they may be manufactured in a way that poses a risk to a child’s health and well-being. An attorney with experience in cases involving defective children’s toys and other products can employ the resources necessary to hold the responsible parties accountable for any associated harm suffered by children.
Over the last 10 years, millions of products involving nursery equipment have been recalled due to defects discovered in the goods. There are certain standards that designers and manufacturers must adhere to in the production of cribs for children. If these standards are not met and your child is harmed as a result, you may have cause to file a product liability lawsuit against the manufacturer and/or any other responsible party in the supply chain.
Defective Car Seats
Parents and guardians want to do everything they can, including taking precautions to ensure children are safe, while traveling with them on the road. Parents rely on safety car seats to protect their children in the event of a car accident. However, millions of children’s car seats have been found to be defective, and have subsequently been recalled after reports of malfunctions.
Some problems with car seats that have occurred in the past and could possibly occur in the future include:
- Poor or weak construction
- Faulty handles
- Abrupt buckle releases
These types of issues can cause an injury to your child, and may give you the legal right to seek and obtain compensation under product liability laws in the state of Ohio.
Contact an Experienced Defective Children’s Products Attorney
Our team at Kisling, Nestico & Redick is here to help pursue compensation for any injury your child may have endured due to defective children’s products. We understand what it takes to successfully navigate product liability law in Ohio, and fight effectively within the justice system on behalf of your child.