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Defective Children's Products: Understanding the Danger

When you purchase something for your child, you expect that toy or product to be reasonably safe and harmless. Unfortunately, not all child products are wholly innocent, and several different types of toys, strollers, high chairs, and other products have caused children serious injuries over the years. Seeing your child injured by a product designed specifically for their health or happiness can be extremely frustrating and may leave you, as a parent, feeling helpless. Fortunately, if your child is harmed, you have the right to seek justice and compensation on their behalf.

Find out what types of children’s products are known to be defective and discover what you can do about it from a legal standpoint.

Understanding the Danger

Children are more susceptible to injury than adults by nature, which means the products and toys designed for them need to have extra safety precautions. Although children’s product manufacturers are aware of the higher standards set for their merchandise, some hazards continue to make their way onto the shelves.

Some of the dangers in children’s products include choking hazards, burn hazards, dangerous materials, toxic chemicals, and the inclusion of items that can be easily digested.

Common Defective Products

When a child’s toy or other type of product is defective, it could seriously harm the child in question. Some hazards might cause children to choke, while others might lead to dangerous falls, lacerations, or even the ingestion of poisonous material.

Some of the children’s products to look out for include:

  • Strollers or joggers
  • Car seats
  • Cribs and bassinets
  • Children’s clothing
  • Toys
  • Bottles

Although these products may seem common and harmless, they can be extremely dangerous, even deadly, if they are designed poorly, badly constructed, or incorrectly marketed. If your child was injured by a defective or badly designed children’s product, make sure you talk to a lawyer about your legal rights.

To find out if you have a product liability case, contact Klein Frank, P.C. and discuss your case with our experienced Boulder personal injury attorneys.

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