Current product liability law allows anyone who has been injured by a product, whether or not it was sold directly to them, to make a claim.
We expect that all products on sale in this country to be of a safe standard and that they will have passed regulatory testing and inspection. Despite our expectation and legislation, some products still manage to slip through with defects, or go on to develop them, after they have been marketed.
Products made for children in particular should be designed, manufactured, shipped and sold with extra care, bearing the needs in mind the needs and vulnerability of children. Even so, thousands of children attend hospital each year as a result of injury caused by dangerous, faulty or badly designed products.
It is important when buying toys or other items for your child that you carefully examine the age restrictions, usually clearly stated on the packaging. If a toy is deemed unsuitable for a child under three years of age, then it is likely that it may have small parts that could break off easily and be swallowed.
If your child has been injured by any product, and this includes food, you may want to consider making a children’s compensation claim on their behalf.
Our experienced and sympathetic solicitors understand the emotional impact an accident can have on a child and their parents and will relieve you of the stress and worry of making a claim.