One of the most common dangers that children will face is the risk of choking. While choking is seldom a serious concern for most adults, children are at high risk for choking, because of their smaller airways and curious nature. When the makers of childcare products or toys design and sell items with small, removable parts, or with parts that may become detached and lodged in an unsuspecting child’s throat, they must be held accountable for the harm that results.
If your child has been injured because of a toy manufacturer’s failure to adequately warn consumers of choking hazards associated with a particular product, legal action may be in your best interest. It is important that you are fully informed of your legal rights so that you can make the right decision for you and your family in this difficult time. Contact a personal injury attorney of Morris James Personal Injury Group today at 302-655-2599.
Common Choking Hazards
There are many different types of toys or small objects on which your son or daughter could potentially choke. While the variety of choking hazards is virtually limitless, the following are some of the most common:
- Latex balloons
- Small toy balls
- Toys with small, removable parts
- Small figurines
Parents can only do so much to protect their children and have no choice but to rely upon the claims of toymakers about the safety and appropriate use of their products. When these parties are negligent in the design or manufacture of toys or products intended for use by children, they should not be allowed to escape justice.
If a manufacturer fails to produce a safe toy, and your child has choked as a consequence, let us help you to secure the financial compensation that you may be due. Contact the Delaware product liability attorneys of Morris James LLP by calling 302-655-2599.