Hundreds of thousands of children are injured every year in this nation while playing with toys. Sadly, there are many dangerous toys and children’s products that are released on the market unbeknownst to parents. Many of these toys and products cause choking hazards, which is one of the leading causes of unintentional death in children under five.
Children often choke on items too small for their age, on small balls, tiny toy parts, or when a part breaks off of the toy and gets stuck in a child’s throat. Children can also be choked by cords and strings and can get tangled in ropes from toys, clothing, furniture, or other products. When any of these things happen, children can suffer fatal injuries.
Unfortunately, some toys and other items aren’t tested thoroughly before making their way on the market.
Sometimes, a child has to suffer a serious injury or die before a safety recall is issued. If a manufacturer failed to test their toys and children’s products carefully before releasing them on the market, they can be liable.
Because children like putting things in their mouths, parents often assume that toy manufacturers would be absolved from any liability; however, before parents dismiss the liability factor, they should consult with an experienced attorney to find out if the manufacturer has issued the correct choking hazard product warnings or thoroughly tested the product.
If your child choked on a toy or other product that was not properly labeled, you may be entitled to file a product liability or wrongful death lawsuit in Florida against the manufacture.
Sadly, products that pose choking hazards for children shouldn’t be on the market, and manufacturers should be held responsible. When parents lose a child due to a dangerous product that cause a child to choke, parents need to file a wrongful death claim against the manufacturer for their devastating loss.
A Florida dangerous toy attorney at the Law Office of David Benenfeld can investigate your case and help you seek damages. Call attorney David Benefeld today for a free consultation at [number type=”2″] or [number type=”1″].