Unsafe Magnets in Defective Childcare Products and Toys
One of the most common hazards associated with defective childcare products and toys is magnets that are not properly secured to the items. These magnets can pose a considerable threat to small children when ingested. If children swallow these tiny, powerful magnets, they may be put at risk for choking or internal organ damage caused by the magnets attracting while they pass through a child’s digestive system.
At Hach & Rose, LLP, we understand the immense stress and fear New York parents face when their children are harmed by a company’s defective product. That is why we work with parents to fight against manufacturers of defective childcare products and toys, holding them accountable for the devastation they have caused.
Health Concerns Caused by Loose Magnets
There are two main hazards associated with unsecured magnets in toys. If a magnet is too large for a child’s airway, he or she may begin to choke if the child attempts to swallow the magnet. However, small magnets can pose an equally grim threat for children. If a child ingests small magnets, they can connect while in the child’s intestines, potentially causing the following health issues:
- Intestinal blockages
- Intestinal perforation and internal bleeding
- Circulatory shock
These health concerns often require emergency medical care, but families should not have to bear the associated financial burdens alone. If a negligent toy producer or manufacturer caused your child to suffer health problems due to unsecured magnets, it may be obligated to cover your child’s medical bills and other damages.
Contact a Product Liability Lawyer in New York
If your child has been injured because of a company’s defective childcare products or toys, you may be eligible to pursue a product liability claim against that manufacturer. To learn more about how to prepare your claim, contact an attorney from Hach & Rose, LLP, today at (212) 779-0057.