When you buy toys for your children you expect them to be fit for the purpose they are intended for. You wouldn’t expect them to be dangerous in any respect, or be a health hazard for your child. Thankfully very few toys fall into this category nowadays. Health and safety laws pertaining to the creation and development of toys mean you can buy with confidence, particularly when buying from a brand name or other well-known name in the industry.
Dangerous children’s toys can still potentially crop up though. If they do you may not realise they are dangerous until after you have bought them. For example some aspect of the toy may snap off and become a choking hazard. In other cases a toy may be found to have peeling paint or wood that splinters off.
Proving whether negligence was to blame
Dangerous children’s toys can potentially lead to some nasty injuries for the children who play with them. Sometimes you can tell whether a toy might potentially be dangerous to play with. However in many instances you trust brand names and you trust them to provide toys that are indeed safe in every respect.
It is rare that negligence will turn out to be the cause of an incident in which a child is hurt by a toy in some way. However, if this is proven the parents may often be able to win compensation on behalf of their child. Finding evidence of negligence is very important in this situation.
How many toys will fall into this category?
Thankfully very few. There are all kinds of toys on the market today and they must all adhere to health and safety standards at all times. Safety standards are especially rigorous in this area as you might expect. If a company is found to flout these rules and standards they could indeed be negligent.
If your child has suffered injury through using and playing with a toy that has been discovered to be dangerous, you could have a potentially good case to look at. The team at Accident Advice Helpline is in a position to consider whether this is the case. All you need to do is call us on 0800 689 0500. That one call could make all the difference to you if you can win a compensation claim as a result, so get in touch now.
Date Published: July 27, 2015
Author: Rob Steen