When a parent buys their child a toy, they should be able to trust that it will be safe if used properly by a child within the specified age range. If a manufacturer misrepresents the age that a child should be to use a toy, the welfare of children who play with it may be endangered. In many cases, injuries occur in incidents for which there were no advance warning signs to allow parents to intervene.
If your child has suffered because of a toy manufacturer’s labeling mistakes, whether accidental or unintentional, you may be entitled to pursue financial compensation for the resulting harm. To learn more about your legal rights and options in this situation, contact a St. Louis age-inappropriate toys attorney of the Finney Law Office at 314-646-0300.
Injuries from Age-Inappropriate Toys
A child playing with an age-inappropriate toy may be at risk of serious injury that may require immediate medical attention. These injuries can be caused by some of the following issues:
- Unsuitably sharp edges or objects
- Dangerous chemical or liquid leaks
- Choking hazards
- Parts that create burning heat
- Toys with sharp whirling fans or motors
These dangers should be properly labeled on a toy, and the packaging should specify an age at which a child would be unlikely to fall victim to associated safety threats.
If you are facing serious financial burdens because of your child’s medical needs after he or she has been injured by an unsafe toy, we are prepared to assist you in your effort to hold the manufacturer accountable for the harm that they have caused your child. For a free consultation, contact the St. Louis age-inappropriate toy lawyers of the Finney Law Office by calling 314-646-0300 today.