When a Texas consumer purchases an item in a store or online, he or she rightfully expects it to work as advertised. Especially where toys are concerned, defective products can cause serious injuries that result in partial or permanent disabilities. However, parents may be able to avoid mishaps in some instances by keeping a few precautions in mind.
Many children love toys with bright colors, glitter and other metallic surfaces. If parents want to be as safe as possible, it might be best to avoid giving painted toys or those with cheap metal surfaces to their children. Children, especially toddlers, often put things in their mouths, and these toys may contain dangerous ingredients, such as lead that can be very harmful to children’s health.
Parents are also cautioned to make sure they read and carefully follow any and all usage instructions and/or safety warnings labeled on toy products. If an injury occurs and it is later learned that a product was not properly labeled, a concerned parent may wish to explore various options for requ esting compensation for damages in court and seeking legal accountability against those deemed liable. Finally, it’s also best to keep toys with small, removable or broken parts away from children, just to be on the safe side.
Toys are meant to provide hours of fun and entertainment for children. Many Texas families suffer when hidden hazards cause children to suffer injuries. Anyone in need of guidance regarding injuries caused by defective products may request a meeting with an experienced product liability attorney to discuss how best to proceed to rectify a particular problem.