Defective Toys

 

Florida law requires that manufacturers, distributors, and retailers be held strictly liable when defective products injure consumers. Products designed for children are no exception. Toy and children’s product manufactures make billions of dollars each year off consumer sales, however in return they are expected to make safe products for vulnerable children and compensate victims when they fail this duty.

Although the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has in recent years increased the number of children’s products it has recalled, the number of injuries and deaths of minors due to defective products have not declined as steadily. One major reason for this is because of hard-line cost cutting measures that require manufactures to make the lowest cost item possible in an extremely competitive global marketplace. Unfortunately, this means that all too often corners are cut, and hazards are ignored.

Some examples of defective products that harm children include:

  • Poorly designed cribs, bassinets, and mattresses
  • Toys with sharp moving parts
  • Defective playpens
  • Car seats that malfunction with normal use
  • Clothing made of flammable material

Some of the most prevalent types of injury include:

  • Head injury
  • Asphyxiation
  • Lacerations
  • Injury to limbs and other body parts

Victims of products liability cases are eligible to have medical expenses paid for, damages for pain and suffering, and other types of special damages.

If your loved one was harmed by a defective product do not just allow your medical bills to pile up. Find out whether you are entitled to a products liability lawsuit or settlement by contacting a Palm Beach County products liability attorney.  Call the Law Offices of William E. Johnson, P.A. Our West Palm Beach products liability lawyers specialize in lawsuits involving defective toys and children’s products. Schedule a free consultation with an experienced attorney by calling 561-832-4848 today. Our offices serve all of Palm Beach County, including West Palm Beach, Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, North Palm Beach, as well as Ft. Lauderdale and all of South Florida.