While recalls for toys that contain hazards to children are down this year, the U.S. Public Interest Research Group insists that consumers should be aware of potential dangers that sit on toy shelves when shopping for Christmas this year. Hazards that could be harmful to children include toys with too much lead, excessive noise, and small parts that are could lead to choking. For example, the group tested the lead content in a Captain America toy and found it to contain twenty-nine times the legal amount of lead that is allowed in the product.
Christmas shoppers probably do not spend a whole lot of time analyzing the potential safety hazards that are contained in the toys that they buy for children. However, these dangers are very real and can potentially lead to grievous injury or even death. The manufacturers and distributors of these products have a responsibility to ensure that their products are safe and are free of any hazards that can pose a danger to the public. For example, toy manufacturers should keep the lead content in their products below the legal limit because overexposure to lead can be extremely dangerous to young children because it can impair their neurological and physical development. If a manufacturer or distributor has not taken the necessary precautions to ensure that their products are safe for use, they may be liable for any damages that may result from the defective product. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries as a result of a defective product, you should immediately consult a skilled personal injury attorney who will fight to protect your rights.
The attorneys at Broussard and David have the knowledge and experience necessary to handle cases of this nature and will fight to obtain fair compensation for your injuries. If you or a loved one has suffered harm as a result of a defective product, contact the attorneys at Broussard & David to discuss your legal rights at (337) 233-2323 (local) or (888) 337-2323 (toll-free).