Manufacturers have the duty to ensure their products are safe to use, but especially those who make children's toys. Toy manufacturers must take care to ensure toys are age-appropriate and constructed so as to minimise the risk of injury to children. When they do not follow these precautions, you as a parent have the right to seek compensation on your child's behalf for any injuries sustained.
If you believe you or your child is entitled to compensation due to injury as a result of a defective children's toy, then contact our experienced team of solicitors today for a free consultation on 0161 200 2440.
Seller's responsibility for defective products
When they do not follow these precautions, you as a parent have the right to seek compensation on your child's behalf for any injuries sustained.
Sellers of defective goods have a direct responsibility for any defective product they sell — whether they knew it was defective or not. At Graham Coffey & Co, we specialise in representing children who have been injured by defective products and toys. We take your child's injuries as seriously as you do, and work diligently to obtain maximum compensation on his or her behalf.
Many firms handle defective product claims. Those same firms, however, rarely represent children who have been injured by defective toys. We do, offering specialist advice and dedicated representation throughout the process.
Common toy accidents
Many toy accidents are the result of inadequate labelling, where the given age recommendations are incorrect or necessary warning labels are missing.
- Riding toys: collapsed cars or rockers; loose wheels on bikes, cars, scooters or skateboards; leaking batteries in electrical cars; defective roller skates or micro-scooters; insecure baby bouncers
- Garden toys: Collapsing slides or swings; broken swing chains; play equipment containing sharp edges; unstable fixings or platforms; inadequate warnings; poorly constructed guards on trampolines or inflatable toys; trapping hazards in springs on trampolines
- Electrical toys: Electrical faults in the battery or main operation system; exposed wires; defective plugs; leaking batteries
- Improperly designed toys: Toys with projectiles; toys with cords or ribbons that may strangle; insecure seams leading to choking hazards; toys with spikes or sharp edges; toys containing lead-based or toxic paints
We understand that pursuing a personal injury claim can be stressful when you are worried about taking care of your injured child. At our firm, we put children first. After ensuring they receive the treatment they need, we act quickly and assertively to secure compensation from responsible parties on their behalf.