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When toys are purchased from major retailers like Toys ‘R’ Us, West Virginia parents expect them to be safe for their children. Unfortunately, though, this is not always the case. One mother from another state had to learn this the hard way when she purchased a defective product from a local store.

The mother says she purchased the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles LCD watch around Easter. Apparently, the mother is saying that the watch caused serious burns on her son’s wrist. The wrist burns apparently came from the watch’s battery. Corrosive material had leaked from the battery and caused the burns to the boy’s wrist.

She has named Toys ‘R’ Us as well as the manufacturer of the watch in her lawsuit. The lawsuit cites that the watch is defective and dangerous. She is seeking a total of $80 million in damages.

Burns are painful. This is true even if they are minor. Unfortunately, when a burn occurs, it often leaves a scar behind. This can happen if treatment was sought immediately after the burn occurred.

For anyone in West Virginia who has experienced a burn or other injury due to a defective product, one should know that they have legal rights. Depending on its location and severity, a burn can cause one to face a variety of health problems for the rest of one’s life. A products liability or personal injury claim can help the victim to obtain a monetary award to help pay for medical expenses, mental anguish, physical pain and suffering, and other related damages.

Source: New York Daily News, “Toys ‘R’ Us sued for $80M over ‘defective’ watch that allegedly burned a boy“, John Marzulli, Oct. 2, 2014