A childcare product or toy needs to be safe and appropriate for the children to whom it is marketed. As such, manufacturers have a responsibility to reduce the risks associated with a toy, particularly choking hazards for small children. If a choking hazard is present in a toy or product, the hazard needs to be carefully pointed out with warning labels and a suggested age requirement should be included with the product. If choking hazards are present without any sort of forewarning, the manufacturer may be held responsible if a child is injured as a result of a toy or childcare product.
If your family and child have suffered due to a choking hazard on a toy or childcare product, we may be able to help you file for financial compensation to cover the medical costs your family is facing. For more information about your next steps when moving forward with a lawsuit, contact our St. Louis choking hazard attorneys at the Finney Law Office today at 314-646-0300.
Choking Hazards in Toys and Childcare Products
Childcare products and toys should be manufactured and designed with a child’s safety in mind. If a product isn’t made to be safely used by certain children, it’s the manufacturer’s job to make sure that the product is appropriately marked, denoting the hazard. Toys with the following dangers may present serious choking risks for younger children:
- Easily broken parts
- Relatively small detachable parts
- Products without strong or break-proof casings
Children are naturally explorative, wanting to know more about the world around them. In many cases, young children put objects in their mouth, possibly trying to swallow them. Manufacturers are responsible for evaluating a toy’s appropriateness for certain age groups and recognizing when a toy presents a possible hazard to certain children.
If you’re looking for a legal team to help your family fight for financial compensation for any injuries your child sustained due to choking on a toy or toy part, we may be able to assist you. For a free consultation about how to prepare for your lawsuit, contact a St. Louis choking hazard lawyer at the Finney Law Office today by calling 314-646-0300.