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Dangerous Toys

Product liability laws tell us that manufacturers and vendors of products owe a duty of care to prospective customers. Those who make and sell toys should indicate what age child can safely use those toys. Manufacturers should anticipate the ways in which children are likely to use those toys, regardless of what labels say — and take corresponding precautions. If your child was injured while using a toy in a reasonable manner, he or she may have a legitimate claim for damages under New Jersey product liability laws.

Unfortunately, toys and other children’s products often cause accidental injuries, including:

  • Burns
  • Broken bones
  • Choking
  • Suffocation

Many people have heard about Chinese toys made of lead, often sold in vending machines, that are hazardous. However, many people may not know that many other toys that do not appear metallic also contain dangerous amounts of lead. Examples of toys and children’s products recalled in recent years by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) have included:

  • Super Luchamania action figures, made in Mexico. The surface paints on the action figures contain excessive levels of lead, prohibited under federal law.
  • Love.Hugs.Peace lapel pins. Surface paints on the lapel pin contain excessive levels of lead, prohibited under federal law.
  • Certain girls’ tops with black labels containing pink print that reads “my michelle,” sold for about $38 at department stores, including Burlington Coat Factory, Dillard’s, J.C. Penney, Kohl’s, Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES), and K & G Fashion Superstore. The beaded necklaces and trim attached to the collar contain high levels of lead.
  • Ceramic banks, with black stoppers, shaped like pigs and lions and sold at www.orientaltrading.com and www.funexpress.com and through Oriental Trading Company and Fun Express catalog. The yellow surface paint on the banks contains excessive levels of lead, prohibited under federal law.

If your child has shown symptoms of lead poisoning after exposure to toys or children’s products such as these, talk to a product liability attorney at Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow & McElroy, LLP. Likewise, contact our New Jersey product liability law firm if your child choked, was burned, or suffered an amputated finger or toe while playing with a dangerous toy. Whether or not the toy in question had been recalled, we can advise you as to how to pursue compensation on behalf of your child to cover medical expenses and other losses. Learn about your son’s or daughter’s right to make an injury claim based on a manufacturer’s or a vendor’s negligence in distributing dangerous toys, such as items made with paint containing unsafe levels of lead.

Products Liability Law Firm In New Jersey of Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow & McElroy, LLP Advocate for  Children Injured by Dangerous or Toxic Toys

From offices in Edison, Red Bank and Toms River, our lawyers advise and represent clients in personal injury and wrongful death litigation matters throughout New Jersey. Call Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow & McElroy, LLP at 732-777-0100 or contact us online to arrange a free consultation with an experienced New Jersey personal injury lawyer at an office near you.

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