Franklin Sports sued for $4.5M in defective toy case

The father of 5-year-old Staten Island resident Daniel Ducalo has filed a lawsuit seeking $4.5 million in damages in Brooklyn Federal Court against sporting gear manufacturer Franklin Sports Inc in relation to a defective toy that disfigured the child’s face, the New York Daily News reported on September 8.

According to the complaint, Ducalo’s brother was using the company’s Adjust-A-Hit T-Ball Set T-ball bat when it came apart, resulting in more than 300 stitches and leaving a deep laceration on the middle of the boy’s face between his eyes and down his nose.

The bat is built in two parts, one inside the other, and the user can adjust the length using a twist and lock device. According to the lawsuit, experts can attest that the injury would not have occurred if the bat had not been built that way.

If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective product, the experienced attorneys at Hach & Rose, LLP, in New York may help you hold negligent manufacturers financially accountable. Call our offices at (212) 779-0057 today to learn about your legal options.


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