Parents in Hawaii are among those who no doubt enjoy giving the gift of a toy to children. When choosing such products, parents likely keep in mind potential hazards a particular toy might present to the child who will receive it. What is a parent to do, however, when he or she makes an informed choice but a child becomes injured because of defective products?
There are various consumer relations resources that strive to keep parents updated on the latest gadgets and toys available in the marketplace. Parents are not to be held responsible when a manufacturer or sales distributor knowingly places defective products into their hands through the point of purchase. Two toys were recently listed by one group among those that are potentially hazardous to children.
A consumer watchdog group called “World Against Toys Causing Harm” recently cautioned that a toy dinosaur claw inspired by the movie “Jurassic World” is potentially dangerous for children who play with it. Citing possible eye and facial injuries, the consumer group said that the foam dinosaur glove can cause injury during assembly or use. Another popular toy item, a folding trampoline, was also on the group’s annual list of potentially hazardous toys.
Parents in Hawaii who have unknowingly purchased defective products and whose children have suffered injury through normal use of them have recourse under the law to seek compensation for damages in a civil court. A personal injury lawyer would be able to offer an individual case assessment in order to determine whether grounds exist for filing a product liability claim. Injuries from defective products can be very severe and necessitate a need for ongoing medical care or physical therapy in recovery. This can lead to financial debt that may be alleviated by a compensatory award achieved through a successfully litigated claim.
Source: cortezjournal.com, “Dinosaur claws hit list of year’s dangerous toys”, Philip Marcelo, Accessed on Nov. 24, 2015