Denver Child Product Liability Attorneys
Children’s toys should never hurt them.
Items designed to be used by children deserve our scrutiny. They require the highest standards from designers and manufacturers, distributors and sellers. Would that it were reality. Over the years, tens of thousands of different products sold in the United States have maimed or killed children.
When a child is harmed by an unsafe product, we spare no effort to ensure those responsible are held accountable for their actions.
It's easy to feel powerless when a product has harmed your child, especially if that product is made by a huge corporation. But you can take action. When you file a claim, not only do you help your own child, but you take a step to prevent similar harm to other children. If your child was harmed by a product designed for children, please call the premier trial lawyers at Leventhal Puga Braley P.C., at (303) 759-9945 for a no-cost consultation.
Product liability is a field of civil law that deals with products that are manufactured and sold to people, which then turn out to be unsafe. It is a complicated aspect of the American legal system that allows us to hold companies responsible for the quality and safety of the items they produce. Few aspects of product liability are as important as child safety, since protecting children is our greatest responsibility as a society.
Unfortunately, almost anything that you can purchase might turn out to be harmful. Decades of successful legal action against irresponsible manufacturers have resulted in safer products overall, and items are now clearly labeled. However, companies still produce items meant for children that turn out to be harmful, and it is important to hold those manufacturers accountable for what they do.
Some products you will find on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s recall list:
- Board games
- Phones and tablets
- Playground equipment
In our experience as Denver product liability attorneys, here’s how items geared towards children can injure them:
- Toxic Substances: While lead-based paint and asbestos are banned in the manufacture of most products here in the U.S., manufacturing overseas does not always follow such regulations. Exposure to these substances can cause organ failure, cancer, or brain damage.
- Wrong Size: Clothes that are too small or too large can be dangerous, especially for infants. They must be marketed accurately. Products like car seats and similar items should also be properly labeled for the size of the child they are designed for.
- Dangerous Materials: Even non-toxic materials used in manufacturing can turn out to be dangerous. Clothes made from materials that don’t meet the CPSC’s requirements for flammability can prove catastrophic if a spark breaks out.
- Product Defects: Manufacturers are responsible for testing their goods before selling them to us. Defective products can collapse, break apart, and fail in ways that prove harmful to a child using them.
- Wrong Age Range: Items for children must be clearly marked for the age range that they are intended for. This ensures that younger children can use them safely. When not properly labeled, small parts that are choking hazards can be given to children who should otherwise be kept away from them.
Proving that a multi-million dollar manufacturer was negligent is no small task. You have to prove that your child indeed suffered injury due to a product’s defect in design, manufacture, or failure to warn about an inherent hazard; also, that the product was being used as intended when it harmed your child. These corporations have dozens of lawyers on staff to argue that what happened was your fault in some way, or make you go away with a small settlement. Do not accept that.
If your child suffered injury because of a product, take action. First, seek immediate medical attention for your child. You should also take pictures of the item that harmed your child and document the injuries or illness it caused.
Once you know that your child is safe, it's time to talk to an experienced personal injury attorney. Call Leventhal Puga Braley P.C., at (303) 759-9945. We’ll go over the situation with you and give you the advice you need in a free consultation. If we handle your case, rest assured that we will not stop until we have achieved justice for your child.