Southaven Injury Lawyers Helping Victims of Defective Children’s Toys and Clothing
Advocating for injured clients in Southaven, Olive Branch, Hernando and throughout the state
Americans place a lot of trust in manufacturers of children’s toys and clothing. We take an item out of its packaging and hand it to our precious child without giving a second thought about whether or not it is safe for them to play with or if it might cause our child injury or harm. Those are the furthest thoughts from our minds because we trust that there is strict, governmental oversight which will ensure that every child made for children’s use will always be safe.
The products liability lawyers at the law firm of Taylor Jones Taylor have served as strong advocates for the rights of the injured since 1964. With more than 50 years of legal experience, they know how to build a compelling case and fight for fair compensation on behalf of their clients. With offices in Southaven, Hernando and Olive Branch, a products liability lawyer is always nearby to help when you need it most.
Fast facts about defective children’s products
Despite the fact that there is The Child Safety Protection Act, a federal law which requires toy manufacturers to place visible warning labels on packaging for toys that contain small parts, and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), which is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death from using consumer products, children still suffer injuries from children’s products.
These injuries are more common than you might think, and toys are becoming more dangerous than ever according to a study that used data from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s National Electronic Injury Surveillance database. According to the study, published in the journal, Clinical Pediatrics, approximately 3,728,073 children under the age of 18 were treated in emergency departments for toy-related injuries between 1990 and 2011. The number of injuries rose between 1990 and 2001 there was a 60 percent increase in toy-related injuries, which rose from 121,249 to 195,363 injuries per year. The majority of these injuries – more than 80 percent of them – occur in the home.
The general principles of products liability are that a product can have a defect in the design, the manufacturing or marketing, which includes labeling, warnings and instructions for use. Unfortunately, many dangerous defects do not get discovered until the product is in the hands of consumers.
Common examples of defective children’s toys, clothing and other products
Children come into contact with dozens of products every day. From the cribs they sleep in, to the tubs they bathe in, clothing, high chairs, playpens, safety seats and the toys they play with, parents expect that these products have been designed, tested and found to be safe for infants and children. Here are some examples of defects that have been found in children’s clothing, toys and other products:
- Infant safety seats and child safety restraints
- Baby walkers
- Playground equipment
- Children’s furniture
- Children’s clothing that does not meet federal flammability standards, or includes draw strings that can cause injury or death
Injuries from defective toys and clothing
There are several different types of injuries that children can suffer when they are involved in an accident caused by a defective product including:
- Falls – At 46 percent of all toy-related injuries the largest share are as a result of serious falls, and 22 percent where from collisions according to the Clinical Pediatrics study.
- Suffocation or choking is a leading cause of toy-related death in children
- Ingesting lead paint and other toxins from toys.
- Cuts and lacerations from toys with sharp edges
The personal injury attorneys at Taylor Jones Taylor in Southaven, Mississippi are dedicated to safeguarding the rights of the injured. They represent individuals who have been injured or the loved ones of those who have died as a result of dangerous children’s products. Their experienced attorneys understand the law, they are adept at building a strong case, and fighting diligently for their clients’ rights to a fair settlement. They are ready to stand up for families in and around Southaven, Olive Branch and Hernando, and throughout Mississippi.
Schedule a free consultation with a Southaven children’s products liability attorney today
Was your child injured due to a defective toy, product or article of clothing? If so, the children’s products liability attorneys at Taylor Jones Taylor can guide you through the legal process and make sure that you get the compensation you deserve on behalf of your child. Please call 662-342-1300, or fill out this contact form to schedule an appointment today. From their offices in Southaven, Hernando and Olive Branch, the firm serves clients throughout Grenada, Batesville, Tupelo, Cleveland, and Oxford. How can we help you and your family?