You probably go through all kinds of decisions before you decide on a toy that is suitable for your child to play with. You will consider their age group and look for toys that are aimed for children of that age. You will also look for popular or perhaps timeless toys that have been around for some time. You may also look for branded toys and those from manufacturers who have been in the business for many years and are trusted as a result.
So with all that in mind, the last thing you would expect would be for injuries from a child’s toy to happen to your child. You would feel awful if this were to happen, and yet it may not be your fault. Indeed, if poor manufacturing or a poor design were involved in some way, the company providing the toy could be negligent in their services.
How can negligence lead to such injuries occurring?
The majority of toy companies are exceptionally good at what they do. There are very few instances where the very high standards have dropped to any extent. However, there could potentially be isolated cases where things could go wrong.
For example if substandard parts were used to make the toy this could potentially lead to it falling apart at some stage. It might also mean some parts could be swallowed when this was not the case. Metal sheering off or supposedly-solid pieces of plastic shattering might also be potentially dangerous.
Are such cases common?
No, and this is very important to note. Very few cases of any kind that pose a danger to children will be dangerous in any way. There could potentially be things that do go wrong from time to time, but even then injuries are extremely rare.
Of course it is good to know there is someone who might be able to help you if your child has already been injured through using a potentially-unsafe toy. If you are already in this situation, do call us at Accident Advice Helpline now. Our number is 0800 689 0500 and it is free to call as well. We can find out the facts behind what happened to your child to work out whether there is a good case for negligence to be proven, so get in touch to learn more about what actually occurred.
Date Published: July 27, 2015
Author: Rob Steen