Companies that sell products have a duty to ensure the products are safe for use as they were intended. However, companies make mistakes and sometimes defective or potentially defective products make it onto the shelves in stores. Products made for children are no different and sometimes parents are putting their children at risk of injury without even realizing it. If your child suffers an injury because of a defective product, you deserve to hold the company liable for those injuries. You should contact an experienced personal injury attorney in Fayette County for a free consultation as soon as possible to help you recover for any related medical bills or pain and suffering.
Products may have flaws in either the design or manufacture. Often, when a company discovers that it has made and released a potentially defective product, it will issue a recall for that product. A recall allows you to return the defective item and have it replaced at no cost. Parents should regularly check the recall list on the website of the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) to ensure they have not purchased or are not using any dangerous products.
Sometimes, however, a potential defect is not widespread, a safety risk is not discovered, or a safety recall is not issued for another reason. Therefore, parents should ensure that they and their children always use products as they were intended and according to the instructions. Never allow your child to use a toy or other product that is meant for an older age. Additionally, make sure to supervise your child when he or she is playing with toys to try to avoid choking or other injuries.
No matter how safe parents are, injuries still happen. Almost nothing is a scary as when your child is hurt, and if they are hurt by a product, the Law Offices of Shane Smith can help you hold the product manufacturer accountable for the dangerous product. Call a Fayette County PI lawyer today at (770) 487-8999 for a free consultation.