If you’re ever tempted to buy a counterfeit toy for your child, think again. Reputable toy makers have to satisfy a range of health and safety regulations before their products make it into shops. All children’s toys have to be tested to make sure they do not pose a threat to the kids who play with them in any way.
Knocked off products do not. As well as meaning your child could come to harm, if she were to be injured by a counterfeit toy, it would be likely that you could have trouble taking personal injury action with the aid of a competent personal injury lawyer in Redhill. You may have trouble tracing both the toy manufacturer and the person or organisation that sold it to you.
This is not to say that items made by reputable manufacturers cannot end up doing a child an injury though. If a product has a design fault or something has gone wrong in the manufacturing process, defective items can make their way to retailers, and ultimately into the hands of children. Some of these problems are picked up, allowing toy makers to issue product recalls, but this is not always the case.
Say that you ordered a new toy for your child from a well-known and respected children’s toy retailer. As the firm is so high profile, you have no worries about the item being a fake. The item arrives and you pass it to your child, who is very enthusiastic about it. You leave her playing happily with the toy while you make some lunch.
No sooner have you taken a few items out of your fridge than you hear your daughter scream. You rush to see what’s happened. The plastic casing on the toy has come away to reveal a sharp metal spike that’s lacerated the skin on your daughter’s arm.
Under these circumstances, you may well have a personal injury case on your hands, especially as the item was brand new. You don’t expect a children’s toy to fall apart mere hours after being taken out of its box, and nor should you.
Looking for a personal injury lawyer in Redhill?
If your child has been injured by a defective toy, you would be well advised to get in touch with a decent 100% ‘no win, no fee’ personal injury law firm such as Accident Advice Helpline to find out if you might have claim on your hands. You should do so not only for the sake of your child, but for other children who may face the same fate if they were given the same toy.
Although Accident Advice Helpline do not have access to a local personal injury lawyer in Redhill they can still represent you and your claim. This is because they are a national firm that works across the whole of the UK. So if you need a personal injury lawyer in Redhill look no further than this expert service.
Give Accident Advice Helpline a call, free, on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no-obligation advice about making a claim.
Date Published: 6th March 2014
Author: David Brown