Fidget spinners seem to be everywhere these days — in the grocery store, at gas stations, even at school fundraisers. It’s the new toy that young children and teens can’t seem to keep their hands off of. These toys can be helpful for children who suffer from attention deficit disorders. However, there are reports of safety issues across the country.
Here’s what you should know about fidget spinner safety. Find out what steps to take if your child is harmed by a defective spinner.
What Makes Fidget Spinners Dangerous?
Fidget spinners in and of themselves generally aren’t something to worry too much about. Older children may not have any issues with fidget spinners. However, some models can be particularly concerning. For example, some models have small batteries or parts that could be swallowed. Other models are small enough to be swallowed whole by very small children. Still other models are manufactured using lead. Parts made of lead are dangerous for children who ingest the parts or play with them so often that they are at risk for lead poisoning.
Often, fidget spinner toys are packaged without much labeling, including warning information about small parts or choking hazards. This may be in direct violation of federal law.
The Liability Problem with Fidget Spinners
Fidget spinners are not created and patented by a single brand, unlike many “fad” toys of the past. Many manufacturers have copied the design and offer their own version. These versions may be similar to other designs like it or have lights, extra prongs, or different patterns.
Because no single manufacturer makes fidget spinners, and the manufacturers of each spinner are sometimes obscure, holding a company responsible for injuries can be difficult without the help of an experienced attorney. An attorney can help you identify a designer or manufacturer of a defective spinner and can help you bring a product liability claim forward.
Contact the Sarkisian Law Offices Today
At the Sarkisian Law Offices, our attorneys are aware of the dangers that fidget spinners pose to children and teens. If your child is harmed by a fidget spinner in any way, contact us to learn more about your legal options. We may be able to help you locate the manufacturer of the toy and bring forward a claim for compensation for any damages you and your child have suffered as a result of the injury.