As a consumer, you believe that the products you buy are safe for use as intended. However, some items on store shelves may be defective and can lead to injuries to you or your loves ones. If a consumer product injured you or a family member, you may have a liability lawsuit against the manufacturer, distributor, or designer of the product. Here are some examples of defective product litigation stemming from hazardous toys:
1. Easy Bake Ovens
One of the most well-known defective product cases involves Hasbro, the maker of Easy Bake Ovens. In 2007, the company recalled over one million of these products after receiving almost 250 separate complaints about children’s fingers getting suck inside the oven. Over 75 children sustained burns before the recall.
2. Mega Bloks Magnetix
In 2005, plastic toy blocks from Mega Bloks caused injury to a number of children. Magnets from the toy blocks were serious choking hazards and caused the death of at least one infant and injured 34 reported toddlers. Months passed before the Consumer Products Safety Commission enacted a voluntary recall.
3. Children’s Art Easels
Another example of a defective product was MacPhearson’s art easel, which violated lead paint safety levels and was forcibly recalled in 2009. While no claims have arisen out of this action, lead paint exposure can be incredibly dangerous for children.
Consumer product defects can cause serious health hazards for your entire family. If you suspect that your kids suffered injuries due to defective or unsafe products, consult a local attorney. Raleigh-area residents who need legal help regarding injuries sustained due to a toy or household good should call the Law Office of D. Hardison Wood at (919) 238-4668. Our personal injury team can help assess your claim and go after the at-fault companies to obtain you compensation.
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