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How to Recognize Defective Household Products

Defective and Dangerous Consumer Products

Defective Toys

One of the most dangerous areas of defective and dangerous products involves toys. Approximately 155,400 children, under the age of 14, were treated in the emergency room for toy-related injuries in 2003. Of those injuries, 5,000 required hospitalization. Some toys are well made and safe for use. However, more and more, cheaply made toys are entering the marketplace and can cause serious injuries to small children that play with them. With this in mind, it is essential that the toys our children play with are free of hazards and possible dangers. Sadly, in reality, many innocent children suffer serious and often times fatal injuries to defective toys.

Here are some common toy hazards to consider:

  • Toys that contain lead based paint, can lead to lead poisoning
  • Toys that contain small pieces, can pose a choking hazard
  • Toys that contain long strings or rope, may pose a strangulation hazard
  • Toys that create a hazard that may result in physical injury to small children

Defective Consumer Goods

Most people fail to consider the safety of everyday consumer goods, from appliances to toys, tools and other common household products. But, design defects and manufacturing defects can make even ordinary everyday items dangerous and sometimes deadly. While manufacturers are required to meet safety guidelines outlined by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), thousands of products are recalled each year due to faulty parts and safety concerns.

If you or a loved one is the victim of a defective consumer product, contact the lawyers at GRESHAM pc for a free case evaluation today.