What are some fidget spinner safety concerns?
Fidget spinners are the newest toy craze that has swept the world. It was originally designed to help children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Instead, the fidget spinner toy became popularized with adults and school-aged children. Many different manufacturers produced the fidget spinners toys and unfortunately, accidents began to occur.
Injuries from fidget spinner injuries are some of the most damaging to children because of the speed of the moving object and the sharpness of the blade. According to The Guardian, the blades were assessed by a blades expert who tested the toys by stabbing them into materials that mimic human flesh and eyes. She concluded that they are not safe for use and many sellers, including Ebay, stopped allowing sales of these products. These actions were taken to help end fidget spinner accidents worldwide.
Most of the fidget spinner safety concerns were reported by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The safety concerns, unfortunately, were the result of actual cases where adults and young children received injuries from playing with the spinners. The concerns involved some fidget spinners made from plastic and contained metal spinners that could break and release small pieces that could cause choking and fire hazards.
The fire hazards are the adult designed fidget spinners that are battery-operated. Manufacturers of the battery-operated spinners, especially the Bluetooth-enabled fidget spinners did carry a warning label that told owners to only use the charging cable that comes with the spinner or uses one that has the right connections for the toy.
Other causes of concern involved children who got their fingers stuck in the spinner sections, kids swallowing fidget spinners, and children receiving eye injuries for parts suddenly breaking off. Two Texas cases identified a young girl and a young boy who accidentally got a piece of the fidget spinner lodged in their throat and who were hospitalized at the Texas Children Hospital.
Legal action taken in cases like the fidget spinner toys causing injuries can be handled by a lawyer. Our firm is well-versed in how these cases can be conducted to get families the compensation they deserve.
In Texas, there are certain damage requirements that must be met. First, there is a statute of limitations that must be adhered to. In personal injury cases, you only have two years from the date of the injury to file a lawsuit.
Types of Compensation You Can Recover from a Fidget Spinner Injury
You need a lawyer who is skilled in the law of the various categories of damages, such as general (economic) and special (non-economic). When you contact our firm, we can become familiar with your injury case so that they can argue for the specific damages that suit your case and the right compensations for medical injuries, to cover:
- Medical bills
- Hospital costs
- Loss of earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Physical impairment
- Mental anguish
Our team has experience and knowledge of how the Texas law works to help injury victims, especially when they are young and their family to receive any and all proven damages and each victim’s right to receive the maximum under the law for damage compensations.
Personal injury is about negligence on the party that directly or indirectly caused harm. In this case, certain manufacturers would be negligent in their labeling and the proper use of the fidget spinner. The law is not a DIY activity, only an experienced personal injury lawyer can traverse this complicated part of the Texas law.
Therefore, if you believe you have a personal injury case, see an Austin lawyer as soon as possible for your rights to be honored.