California Fatal Children’s Toy Accident Attorneys
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has banned or recalled many dangerous toys, with more than 100 being recalled in some years. Still, many hazardous toys remain on store shelves and innocent children are killed each year by the negligence of toy manufacturers.
The wrongful death lawyers at Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger have experience representing the parents of children who have been killed as a result of dangerous or defective toys.
An Epidemic Of Dangerous Toys
More than 200,000 children are hurt each year in the United States while playing with dangerous toys. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission maintains a current list of dangerous children’s products, including toys, for which recalls have been ordered. The current list includes more than 100 products, from changing tables to clothing to toys, furniture and products for children manufactured in foreign countries that have been finished with lead paint.
Because the Consumer Product Safety Commission does not test particular toys until after a complaint is lodged, many bad toys make it to the market, and into children’s hands, before a safety recall can be ordered.
The single leading cause of death among young children is from choking, mostly on small balls, balloons and tiny toy parts. Entanglement in ropes, cords and strings in certain toys also poses a risk of fatality to small children.
Latex balloons marketed to children younger than 8 pose a grave safety risk. Indeed, packages of uninflated balloons are supposed to carry age restriction labels, but many do not; balloons sold in loose bins also fail to carry required warnings.
One watchdog group, the United States Public Interest Research Group (PIRG), found in a 2005 report that many toys for sale on the shelves of New York toy stores violated the federal ban on small parts, and others lacked necessary warning labels.
An Experienced Fatal Toy Accident Law Firm
For the past 50 years, the California dangerous toy death attorneys of Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger have investigated and prosecuted cases involving the deaths of children from dangerous toys, children’s furniture, car seats and other child-specific products.
Our attorneys are specialists in identifying toys that fail to carry necessary warnings or that incorporate avoidable dangers. If a child-specific product causes death because of poor design, manufacturing errors or inadequate warnings, your family has a right to compensation. About 35 percent of all toy-related injuries are to children under 5, and 77 percent happen to children under 15. These are the most vulnerable members of our population.
If you have suffered the devastating loss of a child due to a hazardous toy or children’s product, contact the wrongful death toy safety attorneys at Walkup Melodia for a free consultation.
Cases that involve defective baby products or child safety devices can be expensive and complicated. Make certain that you are represented by attorneys who have the experience, resources and know-how to deal with manufacturers. Often, a product liability claim is the only remedy for parents who have been left devastated by the death of a child. Such lawsuits also create an incentive for manufacturers to produce safer products.
If you or a close family member has suffered the loss of a child because of a manufacturer’s wrongdoing, talk to the child wrongful death specialists at Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger. Tell us what happened and why you think the product maker is at fault. We will investigate and evaluate the case and help you determine the best actions to take.
For a free consultation to discuss your case, call us at (415) 981-7210 or contact the Walkup firm online. Our consultations are free and our attorneys can help clearly explain the legal options available to you.