When you were pregnant you spent hours walking around the baby stores choosing just the right equipment for your child. Now that your child is here, you spend hours following your child and making sure that your child stays safe and avoids injuries. You make sure that your infant doesn’t tip over in a bouncy seat, that your toddler doesn’t choke on food, and that your preschooler doesn’t tumble down the stairs.
You never expected that the very products that you choose to keep your child safe or entertained would be the ones that caused your child injury. Yet, every year children are hurt by such products.
Common Causes of Child Product Injuries
Some of the common childhood injuries from products that often result in product recalls include:
- Lead paint. Lead paint can be toxic and has been banned in the U.S. However, sometimes when toys or products are manufactured in other countries lead paint may be used.
- Pinching injuries. Products that open and close can squeeze a child’s fingers or toys and result in serious injuries. Proper precautions are, therefore, important on children’s products.
- Choking hazards. Choking hazards often occur when a product is too small for the recommended age of the child, or when part of a product breaks off from a larger product and gets stuck in a child’s throat.
Product manufacturers have a responsibility to test their products and to take reasonable steps to put safe products on the market. The failure to do so can result in significant injuries for your child.
Why You Should Contact a Kansas City Injury Lawyer for Help
If your child has been hurt by a defective product, then it is important to contact an experienced Kansas City injury attorney for help. Your lawyer will fight for your child’s right to recover appropriate damages so that your son or daughter can make as complete a recovery as possible.
For more information about how to protect your child after a defective product injury, we encourage you to call our Kansas City personal injury law firm today at (816) 471- 5111 or (888) 348-2616 and to read our FREE book: Don’t Wreck Your Injury Claim.