If you are a parent, then we know you do everything you can to keep them safe. The last thing you should have to worry about is a toy that you buy causing your child to become injured. Today, we want to review some recent major toy recalls as well as defective products in general.
At Licata & Yeremenko, A Professional Law Corporation, we understand these cases and are ready to help you when you need a product liability lawyer in California. We will work diligently to secure the compensation you deserve.
What We Know
If you have ever checked out the website that tracks current recalls in the United States, then you know that there are usually hundreds of defective products on the market. Most people are not even aware of most of the items under recall. In many cases, we are not even alerted to a problem until we see it on the news. By then, people have likely been injured.
Today, we want to talk about some of the major toys recalls that have taken place this year. These recalls are scary because they deal with products that can affect our kids.
In this article, we see:
- Toys that have parts that become choking hazards
- Lounge sets (clothing) that fail the flammability standards for children’s sleepwear
- Rockers that collapse if a child is too heavy
Also on the list are children’s medications. When our kids are sick, we should be able to trust what is on the store shelves. However, a cough syrup sold at Dollar General was recalled because harmful bacteria were found in the contents during testing.
What Can Happen?
Unfortunately, defective products are in every industry, from foods and medications to vehicles and appliances. They typically become defective in one of three ways:
- They have a faulty design that is not discovered during testing.
- They are damaged in manufacturing, altering them from their original design.
- The labels are incorrect or misleading.
Each of these problems can lead to major consumer injury or illness. In some cases, the potentially harmful effects are not discovered until years after a product has been on the market. We have seen recent cases that show this (Monsanto weed killer RoundUp, Johnson & Johnson baby powder).
What We Can Do Now
We know that there is nothing more important to you than the safety of your family. If you or someone you love has been injured due to using or consuming a defective product, seek legal assistance immediately. At Licata & Yeremenko, A Professional Law Corporation, you can count on having a team by your side that will investigate what happened and work to ensure that you are fairly compensated. This includes coverage for:
- Your medical expenses related to the incident
- Lost wages and benefits if you cannot work
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Punitive damages against those responsible