Dangerous toys are toys intended to be used by minors, but are too defective to be on the market. These toys are often recalled, but this is usually only after they have caused injury to children. Baby furniture can also be considered too dangerous for use by consumers. One example is the MeToo high chairs by Phil & Teds USA.
How Long Have the MeToo Chairs Been on the Market?
The high chairs were first placed on the market in 2009. They were later recalled in 2011. When a product is recalled, it is taken off the market.
What Can Happen While Using the MeToo High Chair?
The clamps on the high chair can detach from the table portion of the chair. This can cause a child to fall to the ground. Another problem is one part of the high chair can detach from the table. This can cause a child’s fingers to become trapped between the bar and clamp of the high chair. As a result, the child’s fingers may be crushed or amputated.
Did the Company Inform Consumers about the Defect?
No. From 2009 to 2010, the maker of MeToo high chairs received reports about one or both sides of the high chair coming apart. It made approximately six changes to the chair in an attempt to try to fix the problem. However, it did not inform the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission or consumers about the problem.
Can I Sue If My Child Was Injured by the MeToo High Chair?
Yes. A plaintiff can file a lawsuit under the defective product theory of personal injury law. A plaintiff can sue if a product has a:
- Design defect
- Warning defect
- Manufacturing defect
The high chair had a defect in its design. Also, the maker failed to warn the consumer of the defect.
Should I Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer about MeToo High Chair Injury?
If you or your child has been harmed by a MeToo high chair, it is in your best interest to consult a defective product lawyer about your legal options. The lawyer can guide your through the lawsuit process and file a lawsuit on your behalf.