Fidget spinner toys have become the latest craze for children of all ages across the United States, and now the trend is spreading worldwide. When a children’s product becomes massively popular, it’s important to spread the word about potential dangers associated with its use. As attorneys specializing in product liability cases, the team at Abramowitz, Pomerantz and Morehead, P.A. is uniquely qualified to discuss the hidden risks related to fidget spinners, other children’s toys and consumer products in general.
Last month, a Texas mother released a public warning about the dangerous experience she encountered with her daughter’s fidget toy. When the girl accidentally swallowed a small piece of the toy, she was unable to breathe and had to be taken to the hospital by ambulance. After an x-ray showed the toy lodged in her esophagus, she underwent emergency surgery to have it removed.
The best way to avoid a similar scenario with a fidget spinner, children’s toy or other consumer product is to read the label carefully. In the case of the Texas girl swallowing a piece of a fidget spinner, the product label warned of a choking hazard due to small parts. It said that the product was not appropriate for children under three years of age. The Texas girl was actually ten years old, but the product still proved hazardous for her to use.
Have you ever encountered a situation where your health was in danger due to a product you used? Did you wonder whether the product label should have displayed a clearer warning, or any warning at all? If you’ve had an issue with some type of consumer product, the manufacturer may be held responsible if they didn’t follow appropriate steps, laws or legal parameters. If you think you may have a case where the manufacturer could be liable, we would be happy to provide a free legal consultation to help determine your legal rights.
As South Florida becomes more technologically advanced, people in Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton and neighboring areas will be exposed to an unprecedented number of new products that could be potentially harmful. In the United States, we tend to assume that if a product is on the market, it is most likely vetted and safe for us to use. Unfortunately, that is not always the case.
Fidget spinners are only one small example of a potentially dangerous consumer product. If you are injured due to manufacturing defects, design defects or the product’s failure to clearly warn of known dangers, you may be entitled to compensation. Other examples of product liability cases include children’s toys, power tools that are legally required to provide safety guards, medications that contain tainted ingredients, defective surgical implants or medical devices, or defective automobile parts like tires, airbags or seat belts. Our firm takes pride in our ability to help hold manufacturers responsible for the quality of products they bring to market and in helping our clients seek the justice they deserve when they have faced unnecessary risk.
The South Florida attorneys of Abramowitz, Pomerantz and Morehead, P.A. have more than ninety years of combined experience in handling the complicated tasks associated with identifying and demonstrating liability in defective product cases. Please do not hesitate to call us or visit our office in Broward County for additional information about how we can help you with legal matters.