If you have school-age children, you’ve likely heard of the latest toy craze: fidget spinners. These popular toys have been used for many years to help children with ADHD. Today, millions of children – with and without disabilities – use the toys, which has led to an increase in fidget spinner injuries.
There have been many reports about kids who swallow small fidget spinner parts or throw them into the air and cause serious injuries to their eyes and faces. If your child is injured by a fidget spinner, you may have legal rights. Learn about your legal options by calling the Chicago product liability attorneys at Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C. for a free consultation at (312) 236-2900.
Liability Issues with Fidget Spinners
If your child suffers from a fidget spinner injury, a lawsuit may be possible under product liability law. This means that the manufacturer sold a dangerous or defective product, thus injuring the consumer.
In order to receive compensation for damages caused by a product, the product must be defective and dangerous enough to cause injuries. If the consumer was using the fidget spinner as intended, and a part fell off and caused injury, then a product liability lawsuit may be an option. The manufacturer may be held liable for any damages.
Most fidget spinners do not come with warning labels indicating they pose a choking hazard, so many parents assume these popular toys are safe for all ages. As with all toys, parents should exercise close supervision, especially around babies and toddlers.
Fidget Spinner Recalls and Investigations
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is currently investigating fidget spinners after parents complained that the toys contain small parts that can fall off or be removed and cause choking. The agency is taking a closer look at these toys and advising parents to keep them away from small children. If a toy can fit through a toilet paper roll, it can be a choking hazard.
Although a recall has not yet been issued, it is possible that fidget spinners will be recalled due to the dangers they pose. Although a recall does not immediately prove liability for injuries, it can be evidence that the product was dangerous and had the potential to cause injury.
Was Your Child Injured by a Fidget Spinner?
If your child was legitimately injured by engaging in normal play with a fidget spinner, you may be able to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer or other liable party. The Chicago premises product liability attorneys at Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C. can review your case and determine if third party negligence is at play. Give us a call today for a free consultation at (312) 236-2900.