When you get your kids a toy to play with, we know you make sure it is safe. Nothing is more important than protecting our little ones. However, there are times when you have no way of knowing something you buy them is unsafe. When that is the case, they can end up getting injured by a faulty product.
We are learning that Fisher-Price has recalled approximately 44,000 of their Power Wheels Barbie Camper Vehicles. They say the camper can continue to run even after the pedal is released. The company says they have received 17 reports of the toy’s wheels continuing to operate after children release the pedal, but that no injuries have been reported so far.
Edward “Skip” Babbitt knows that this can be a scary situation for parents and children. Do you know where to turn if something you purchase is defective and causes injuries? When you need a San Diego product liability attorney, Skip will be by your side, working to secure the compensation you deserve.
Is This Common?
While we are grateful that nobody has been injured due to the faulty Fisher-Price toys, we can easily see where they could cause major injuries. What would happen if a child releases the pedal and the toy keeps rolling into a busy street? What if it falls into a body of water or a pool?
When we buy something, we expect the product to work the way it is supposed to. This includes anything we buy, from appliances and toys to foods and medications. Unfortunately, there are hundreds of recalls a year across the US and they go far beyond the ones we hear on the news each week.
During the course of a day, you likely use thousands of products you do not even think about. From your morning coffee (at least 5 companies involved in that) to driving your vehicles (parts from dozens of companies), there are risks of something going wrong.
When it comes to defective products, we know it can happen in a few different ways. Sometimes there is a design flaw that is not caught during testing. Other times, the mistake happens during the manufacturing process, altering a product from its original design. There are also times when a product’s label is incorrect, misleading consumers with directions, dosages, hazards, ingredients, or instructions.
Do You Have Options?
We use so many products throughout the day that we never stop and think one of them may cause us or our family harm. If you or a loved one have been injured due to a faulty product used or consumed, please seek legal assistance. Edward “Skip” Babbitt is a premier San Diego product liability attorney who can help you get the compensation you need. This can include:
- Coverage for your medical expenses
- Pain and suffering damages
- Lost income if you miss work
- Punitive damages