Children are among the most vulnerable members of our society. In addition to being more physically vulnerable than adults, children are also often not capable of recognizing the risks associated with common household items. As a result, products designed for use primarily for children 12 years of age or under are regulated by a set of federal rules known as children’s product safety rules. The agency responsible for the safety of consumer products is the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), which was established in 1972 by the Consumer Product Safety Act. In 2008, the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) was signed into law by President Bush, increasing the CPSC’s budget and also establishing new safety standards and testing procedures, including several specific to children’s products.
When manufacturers of children’s products violate these rules, innocent victims can be seriously injured. Fortunately, Florida law allows people injured by the negligence or carelessness of product manufacturers to recover for their losses by bringing a personal injury claim against the responsible party or parties. The injuries that toys and other children’s products can cause can often leave victims with long-term disabilities, potentially significantly altering the course of their lives. As a result, it is extremely important for anyone affected by a defective or unreasonably dangerous children’s product to discuss their case with a Clearwater products liability attorney as soon as possible.
Common Items can pose a significant risk of injury to children
Almost any type of children’s product has the potential to pose a risk of injury. The type of injuries that infants and other young children can sustain range from lead poisoning from toys to brain damage that result from a lack of oxygen because of a strangulation hazard. At the Dolman Law Group, we handle cases arising from a wide variety of children’s products. Some of the more common items that have the potential cause serious injury include the following:
- Booster seats
- Child seats
- Toddler beds
- Bunk beds
- Halloween costumes
- Bathtub seats
This list is not meant to be exhaustive, and there are a significant number of other products that can cause serious injury to children. Anyone affected by an injury that was caused by a children’s product should discuss their case with a products liability attorney as soon as possible to discuss a potential legal action.
Contact a Clearwater products liability lawyer today to schedule a free consultation
The lawyers of the Dolman Law Group, are dedicated to helping people injured by defective children’s products recover for their injuries and other losses. To schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys, call our office today at (727) 451-6900.