It happened so fast. Your child had been on the floor playing and laughing. The next thing you knew, you were rushing to the emergency room because of an ingested piece that had broken off a toy.
Designers, manufacturers, and distributors of any commercial product have a responsibility to provide their consumers with safe and reliable products. They can be held liable for any accidents or injuries that occur due to a defect in design or production of their product.
Call us. We care and want to be proactive in protecting children from defective, dangerous toys. Contact a Minnesota Product Liability Attorney at 612-TSR-TIME or submit our free consultation form.
Making Sure Justice Is Served
While it is never excusable for a company to put the public at risk by distributing dangerous products, the offense is even greater when the intended recipient or user of the product in question is a vulnerable and defenseless child.
Children are curious and likely to explore every possible use of a toy. Because of this, it is critical that the toy companies take every precaution to ensure that all of their component parts are safe for use by children.
There are a number of risks presented by children’s toys, and when manufacturers do not take special care to prevent these hazards, injuries are likely to result. Our Minnesota Child Injury Lawyers are here to represent you in dangerous toy product liability cases involving:
- Lead paint poisoning
- Choking hazards
- Fire hazards
- Puncture hazards
There are some ways to make a child's world safer:
- Keep small toys out of the reach of babies.
- Check toys for detachable parts before giving it to a baby.
- Check toys for loose or broken parts that may come off.
- Don't buy toys that are too loud and could damage a child's hearing.
- Check toys for sharp, abrasive edges.
- Don't buy toys that have cords long enough to pose a choking hazard.
Dangerous Toys for 2009
The Minnesota-based agency, Healthy Legacy, recently released its Consumer Guide to Toxic Chemicals. They tested nearly 669 popular toys for lead, mercury, cadmium, arsenic, bromine, and PVC. One-third of the 669 toys contained toxic chemicals. Testing has shown that exposure to even a small amount of lead can cause learning and behavioral problems, as well as impede overall development.
- 18% (119 toys) contained detectable lead
- 3.3% (22 toys) tested for cadmium
- 1.3% (9 toys) contained arsenic
- 42% contained PVC which is bad for the
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Minnesota Product Liability Attorney
TSR Injury Law is a leading personal injury law firm representing Minneapolis and the state of Minnesota. Our partners have decades of combined experience and will work tirelessly on your behalf. If your child has been injured by a dangerous toy, contact our Minnesota Product Liability Attorneys at 612-TSR-TIME.