When toys are purchased for children, the buyer expects the toys to be safe and not cause any harm to the child for whom they are intended. Sadly, this is not always the case, and individuals sometimes end up purchasing dangerous or defective products. Due to a recent recall that impacts the entire country, West Virginia parents may want to check their children’s toys to ensure that they are not in possession of any recalled items.
Family Dollar has recently announced a recall of some of its toys that were sold last year. The affected toys are plastic toy truck carriers that come with a plastic case. The plastic case holds six die-cast toy cars made of metal.
Apparently, the die-cast toy cars may have sharp metal edges. These edges pose a laceration hazard. Luckily, no injuries have been reported to Family Dollar, but the company likely wanted to err on the side of caution when it became aware of the risk. The chain has requested that parents return the recalled toys to one of its locations for a refund.
West Virginia parents who find these toy trucks or other dangerous or defective products in their child’s box of toys should remove the toys from their child’s possession immediately. In cases in which a toy injures a child due to a defect, the child’s parents have the right to file a products liability or personal injury claim against the manufacturer and seek monetary damages that may help them cover any associated medical expenses. These claims can be complex, so parents may benefit from the guidance of an experienced products liability attorney.
Source: whec.com, “Family Dollar recalling 254,000 toy trucks“, Feb. 9, 2015