Choking Hazard

Atlanta Choking Hazard Lawyers

Due to children’s naturally curious nature, they commonly place items in their mouths. Parents go to great lengths to ensure their home is safe for their children. One way to keep your home safe is to place potentially dangerous objects out of reach and remove any small items a child could eat or swallow. Although you know the world can be dangerous for young children, as a parent, you expect their toys to be free of these dangers. Toy manufacturers make toys specifically with children in mind, and they should be aware of what parts could pose a danger to the child. Unfortunately, toys are not always safe and they may have small parts that a child could choke on after swallowing. Having a child choke is a very traumatic experience for any parent and it can have severe consequences on the child’s health.

The company that produced the unsafe toy must be held responsible for their actions so they can prevent this event from happening to any more children. If your child has choked on a toy, a choking hazards attorney at Ausband & Dumont can help you take action against the company responsible and may help you receive compensation.

Common Choking Hazards

Any item a child can swallow, if it completely blocks the airway to the lungs, can cause choking. As children have a smaller throat and tend to put things in their mouths, they have an increased risk of choking on objects. Toys and other objects with a diameter of less than 1.75 inches are choking hazards for young children. A list of common items that a child may choke on includes:

  • Legos
  • Marbles
  • Balloons
  • Beads
  • Hair barrettes
  • Coins
  • Crayons
  • Pen or marker caps
  • Batteries

Most toys that come with parts small enough for a child to choke on are given appropriate warning labels. However, when these labels are forgotten or the toy has an unknown hazard, it creates a very dangerous situation for the child.

Contact an Atlanta Choking Hazard Lawyer

When the toy a company produces causes a child to choke, there can be very serious consequences for the child involved. The company responsible should face similarly serious consequences. If your child has choked on a toy, you should contact an attorney to determine what action may be taken against the company. The choking hazard lawyers at Ausband & Dumont are available to discuss your specific case and any questions you may have about your legal rights regarding choking hazards. Contact them at (404) 812-0051 today.