Kids, toys & product liability
By: Darrell Castle
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Hello, this is Darrell Castle. I’m an attorney licensed to practice law in the state of Tennessee and on this video today, I’m going to be talking about injuries to children – injuries caused by toys and children playing with toys and being injured by them because are defective.
Nothing can replace your child; the loss of your child would be so devastating. Certainly money can’t replace it. Money can’t calm the pain and suffering a long-term injury may cause but money is all we have to do these things with and money can pay medical bills. Money can pay the costs of the term of medical rehabilitation. Money can make your life a little bit easier as you deal with it and money can help restore a sense of justice that may have been lost and it can also help prevent this accident from happening to other children because it is a warning to the people who make the toys.
Now let me give you some figures from the US Safety Products Commission:
In last year – 2013 – over 250,000 children were injured by toys badly enough to seek care from hospital emergency rooms. Many were injured far worse than that of course.
In 2007, Natel, the largest toy maker in the world, recalled about 20 million toys because there were problems with the toys that year coming to America from China. Fisher Price recalled 10 million, so that’s about 30 million toys.
Now, the commission tells us that many of those toys escaped the recall, meaning you have them on your shelves and they’ve already been sold which means it’s too late to serve the recall because the consumers have them and your children are out there playing with them everyday.
Many of these toys are fire hazards, swallowing or choking hazards of some kind or another. Children fall off defective toys or fall onto certain parts. Keep in mind when all this is happening that children are really too small to appreciate the risk. They can’t be charged with negligence because they’re too little to understand what responsibility or negligence is, or anything like that.
So, it is very very difficult to be a child when you’re handed a defected toy sometimes. Children are injured in nursery accidents, playgrounds and those sorts of things.
Keep all of those things in mind out there and watch your children. Be careful.