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New Safety Guidance For Fidget Spinners

by Jared Staver in Product Liability

With the numerous accidents involving children playing with what has been described as the fad of the year, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued new, updated safety tips for fidget spinners. These tips are meant to ensure fidget spinner consumer safety and prevent injury.

If you or your child has fallen victim to a fidget spinner, contact the Chicago product liability lawyers at Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C. today. We can evaluate your case and help you file a claim. You may be eligible for compensation for your damages. Call us today at (312) 236-2900.

The Dangers of Fidget Spinners

Fidget spinners pose several dangers to children. They contain small parts, which can be easily swallowed and lodged in a victim’s throat. A choking hazard sign is often not on the fidget spinner packaging as well. In addition, some children have sustained face and eye injuries from throwing the fidget spinners in the air.

CPSC Fidget Spinner Safety Tips

When playing with fidget spinners, follow these safety precautions to promote maximum safety:

  • Do not allow children younger than three to play with fidget spinners.
  • Make sure all children are aware not to put fidget spinners in their mouth or by their faces.

Battery operated fidget spinners can pose even more threats. If you have battery operated fidget spinners make sure you:

  • Stay close by while the fidget spinners are charging
  • Use the correct cable to charge it
  • When the fidget spinner is charged, unplug it right away
  • Ensure the smoke alarms in your home work properly

Fidget Spinner Product Liability

If your child is injured as a result of a faulty fidget spinner, you may be eligible for compensation under a product liability lawsuit.

The manufacturer can be held liable if the user was properly using the product and it malfunctioned and caused an injury.

How Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C. Can Help

If you or your loved one has been injured by a fidget spinner, an experienced product liability attorney can help you. Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C. has extensive experience working with product liability cases and can evaluate your case and help file your claim.

To see if you are eligible for compensation, contact us today at (312) 236-2900 to receive a free case consultation. We can discuss your legal options.