When we purchase consumer products for our children, we expect the products to be safe and not pose a risk of serious injury. This is especially true when it comes to the toys we buy for our children. Toys can provide entertainment and help children learn physical and mental skills that are essential for development, but can also cause serious injury. As a result, there are many laws and regulations that are meant to ensure that toys are safe and are age-appropriate for the children using them. Unfortunately, defective products do reach the market, and sometimes the risks associated with a product may not be apparent until injuries start occurring. If you or a loved one has been injured by a consumer product, you may have a legal claim against the manufacturer, retailer, distributor, or designer of the product. In order to determine whether if you have a case, you should contact one of the lawyers of the Law Offices of Shane Smith. Our Corinth personal injury attorneys are dedicated to helping people injured by another person’s negligence recover for their injuries.
In late 2012, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a news release stating that it had filed an administrative complaint against Star Networks USA, LLC. Among the goals of the complaint is to force the company to stop selling its products known as Magnicube Magnet Balls and Magnet Cubes. It also seeks to have to company notify the public about the alleged dangers of the product and issue consumers a full refund. The CPSC filed the complaint after failing to reach a voluntary recall plan with the company.
The products at issue contain 125 to 1,027 strong rare earth magnets, and were priced at between $20 and $80 per set. According to the CPSC, children and teenagers were swallowing the magnets inadvertently, and when multiple magnets were swallowed, they would connect in the digestive tract causing internal injuries that required surgery. The agency claimed that it received dozens of reports of products identical to the products sold by Star Networks.
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If you or a family member has been injured by a consumer product, you should consult with an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Claims involving injury are subject to a strict statute of limitations, meaning that claims have to be brought within a certain period of time. In order to determine whether you have a claim, you should consult with an experienced Coweta County personal injury lawyer. The attorneys of the Law Offices of Shane Smith are dedicated to representing the rights of people injured by negligence. To schedule a free consultation, call our office today at (770) 487-8999.