Defective toys and other defective products designed for infants and small children with button batteries can cause devastating life long injuries or death to infants and young children. In selecting toys and other products that will be used by or around infants and small children, it is important to be aware of the potential health risk that can be caused by button batteries. Further, if your infant or small child is seriously injured or killed by ingestion of button batteries, it is important to make sure that the makers and distributors are aware of the dangers of their product and appropriate action is taken to make sure that other infants or small children are not also injured or killed in the future.
If you have lost a child or your child has been seriously injured by a defective button product, feel free to submit an inquiry or send an e-mail to Texas Defective Button Battery Product lawyer Jason Coomer. He may be able to help you recover your damages.
With the increased use of button batteries in numerous types of products has come an increased risk to infants and small children that they will ingest or swallow a small but powerful and toxic lithium button battery that can cause substantial life long injuries or even death. This risk is especially concerning and problematic in toys and other devices that are used by or around small children under 5 years of age and have battery compartments that are easily accessible to small children.
In these situations, a small child or infant can take the batteries out of the toy or other device, then swallow or insert the button into them. Once swallowed or ingested a button battery can combine with the child's internal tissues resulting in corrosive chemicals being created inside the child and the child suffering serious injuries or even fatal injuries.
Recent lawsuits have been filed against manufacturers of defective button battery products that have created hazards for infants and young children.
In the past product liability lawsuits have helped protect infants and small children from defective toys, cribs, bassinets, flammable pajamas, and car seats. These lawsuits have resulted in recalls of cribs and bassinets involving manufacturers that produce different types of problematic hardware used on cribs sold from 1995 through 2005. The hardware included safety pegs for one type of cribs and spring pegs for another. Either can create a hazard if not properly installed. The drop side of the cribs can fall and disengage, creating a gap that can entrap and suffocate infants.
Lead-tainted toys and children's products can also create hazards for small children. As such, there have been several recalls of toys and children's products that contain lead-levels in excess of allowable amounts. Some of these lead-tainted items range from toys to products children put directly in their mouths, such as baby pacifiers.
Other potential dangerous toys and recalls are listed on the Consumer Product Safety Commission's website. A recent recall includes toys which contain magnets in small flexible parts of the animals, vehicles and building sets that can detach. Magnets found by young children can be swallowed or aspirated. If more than one magnet is swallowed, the magnets can attract each other and cause intestinal perforations or blockages, which can be fatal.
It is important to check the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Website to make sure that the toys, car seats, food, and cribs that you are buying are safe and have no known safety defects.
Imports from China have been in the news as food products including human and pet food have been tainted with dangerous chemicals. As imports have become more common safety regulations of foreign product have become an increasing concern especially with food products and toys for infants and young children.
In a recent scandal, milk products from China were shown to be dangerously defective as studies revealed that babies fed formula made from powder tainted with a toxic chemical called melamine had developed kidney stones. At least four babies have died and at least 53,000 other children have fallen ill, according to reports from official news agencies. The government concluded that melamine was being added illegally to watered-down milk to raise its apparent protein count. In response to these dangerous products, there were product recalls and export bans around the world.
Since this discovery, a wide range of food products from China have been discovered to contain melamine, including those made with milk products, like yogurt and cookies, prompting countries around the world to recall Chinese-made food products.
More recently, tainted eggs have been found, raising the possibility that chicken feed was being doctored. In Hong Kong, government officials on Wednesday reported finding another batch of eggs imported from mainland China that had high levels of melamine. The announcement came days after two other tainted batches were reported.
It is important to check the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to make sure that the toys, car seats, food, and cribs that you are buying are safe and have no known safety defects.
Texas Defective Toy Button Battery Product Liability Lawyer, Jason S. Coomer, represents families that have suffered the loss or significant injury of a loved one from defective products. He commonly works with other Defective Button Battery Lawyers and other Product Liability Lawyers through out the United States. If you have a question about a product liability claim need and need a Texas product liability lawyer, contact Texas Defective Button Battery Product Liability Lawyer Jason Coomer.