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Monday, December 15, 2014

Products Made for Children, Product Liability and Personal Injury Law

This time of year millions people are rushing to buy gifts for loved ones.  There is a lot to consider when buying a gift – especially for a child.  Is it age appropriate?  Does it require parental supervision?  Will the child be able to enjoy using it safely by him or herself? 

Manufacturers should be accountable for products made and marketed specifically for children, and consumers located in the greater Henry County or south Atlanta area that have been injured by a defective or mislabeled product should contact our highly skilled personal injury attorneys for a free consultation.

Products Made for Children and Safety

Safety concerns are not just limited to toys.  Children‘s clothing and nursery products accounted for more than half of all the children‘s product recalls and reported injuries in 2013.  And just because a product is on a store shelf does not mean it is safe.  According to a recent study, it takes and average of 14 serious design flaws and failures plus two injuries to justify pulling a dangerous product from the shelf. And it is very difficult to notify consumers who have already purchased the product before it was banned from shelves.  Personal injuries caused by defective products can include choking hazards, lacerations, burns due to flammability, falls and entrapment.

Product Labeling and the Law

Product labeling should provide an accurate guide to the correct age range and any potential hazards related to the products use.  If used as intended within the recommended guidelines, you should have peace of mind that the product will be enjoyed safely. 

However some products, including toys, can be mislabeled or have manufacturing defects that can put a child’s safety in jeopardy.  Local and federal laws have been designed to protect Georgia consumers from defective products.  These laws place the burden of proof on the injured party, meaning that evidence must be presented that shows a direct link between the physical injuries and defective product.

The free consultation service provided by our personal injury attorneys is designed to quickly assess your unique situation and advise on the best possible way to pursue compensation.  Ultimately, our personal injury attorneys build strong cases that demonstrate a clear cause and effect relationship between the faulty product and the injury.   

If you were injured by a defective or mislabeled product and need help with your claim, email attorney John Webb at jwebb@smithwelchlaw.com or call 770-389-4864. Smith, Welch, Webb and White is recognized as a premier law firm throughout the state of Georgia. We have investigated hundreds of automobile collisions and have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for injured clients and families of those killed in wrongful death accidents. Our team of experts routinely handles a wide range of legal matters, and will provide outstanding service for you, your family or your business.

 

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