California Wrongful Death Dangerous Toy Attorneys
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If you have suffered the loss of a loved one from a severe injury or accident in California, Walkup Melodia can help you. Please contact us online or call now (888) 564-8254 for an immediate consultation with a wrongful death lawyer in San Francisco.
The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission has banned or recalled many dangerous toys - there were over 100 recalls in 2005 alone. Still, many hazardous toys remain on store shelves, and innocent children are killed each year by the negligence of toy manufacturers. The wrongful death lawyers at Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger have experience in representing the parents of children who have been killed as a result of dangerous or defective toys.
Because the United States Consumer Product safety commission does not test particular toys until after a complaint is lodged, many bad toys make it to the market, and into children's hands, before a safety recall can be ordered. More than 200,000 children are hurt each year in the United States alone while playing with dangerous toys.
The single leading cause of death among young children is from choking, mostly on small balls, balloons, and tiny toy parts. Entanglement in ropes, cords and strings in certain toys also poses a risk of fatality to small children.
Latex balloons marketed to children younger than 8 pose a grave safety risk. Indeed, packages of uninflated balloons are supposed to carry age restriction labels but many do not; while other balloons, sold in loose bins, also fail to carry required warnings. One watchdog group, the United States Public Interest Research Group (PRIG) found in a 2005 report that many toys for sale on the shelves of New York toy stores violated the Federal ban on small parts, and others lacked necessary warning labels.
The California dangerous toy death attorneys of Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger have investigated and prosecuted cases for the last 40 years involving the deaths of children from dangerous toys, children's furniture, car seats, and other child-specific products. The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission maintains a current list of dangerous children's products involving toys, for which recalls have been ordered. The current list includes over 100 products, from changing tables, to clothing, to toys, furniture and products for children manufactured in foreign countries that have been finished with lead paint.
If you have suffered the devastating loss of a child due to a hazardous toy, or children's product, contact the wrongful death toy safety attorneys at Walkup, Melodia for a free consultation. Our attorneys are specialists in identifying toys which fail to carry necessary warnings, or which incorporate avoidable dangers. If a child-specific product causes death because of poor design, manufacturing errors or inadequate warnings, your family has a right to compensation. Thirty-five percent of all toy-related injuries are to children under 5, and 77% occur to children under 15. These are the most fragile members of our population.
Cases which involve defective baby products or child safety devices can be expensive and complicated. Make certain that you are represented by attorneys who have the experience, resources and know-how to deal with manufacturers. Often, a product liability claim is the only remedy for parents who have been left devastated by the death of a child. Such lawsuits also create an incentive for manufacturers to produce safer products.
If you, or a close family member, has suffered the loss of a child because of a manufacturer's wrongdoing, talk to the child wrongful death specialists at Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger. Tell us what happened and why you feel a product maker is a fault. We will investigate and evaluate the case, and help you determine the best actions to take.
Contact our California children's toy and product liability wrongful death lawyers today. Make an appointment for a free consultation. 1.888.564.8254 or 1.415.658.9310.