The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), which regulates consumer products, constantly sends out press releases regarding toys and children’s products that have been recalled due to some type of defect. In recent years, many of these recalls involved toys with lead based paint.
Toys and other products, such as cribs, playpens, outdoor play equipment and even clothing, have been known to cause serious injuries and death. When defective products are placed on the market, children are often the ones who suffer.
The CPSC reported that in 2007, there were about 170,100 toy-related injuries involving children under the age of 15. According to the report, there were 18 deaths that same year. From 2003 to 2007, there was a significant rise in toy-related injuries.
Parents are rightfully concerned about the safety of their children. Manufacturers often become too focused on the bottom line and cut corners to get products on the market faster. Plus, many companies have looked to China as a way to cut costs, but countless products coming from this country have been tainted with lead.
Manufacturers can be held liable for defective toys that result in injuries. If your child has been injured by a defective product, you should contact a Kentucky defective product lawyer at the Law Office of Schachter, Hendy & Johnson at (859) 578-4444 or (888) 606-5297 for advice.