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Injuries from faulty products

Author: Katrina Elsey

It is that time of year again when we often see an increase in personal injury claims arising from faulty products and appliances.

Atherton Godfrey advises parents to take care at this time of year to avoid the pitfalls of hazardous products including toys through ensuring they are aware of the safety standards in place to protect them and their children.

Our advice to consumers is that when you are purchasing your Christmas gifts make sure that your purchases meet the relevant European Standards. Consumers should remember that all toys supplied in the UK must meet the requirements of the Toys (Safety) Regulations 1995 and should carry the CE marking. We often see some manufacturers and retailers keen to sell their toys at Christmas which may seem like bargains for consumers but in fact turn out to be hazardous and unsuitable for children often resulting in personal injury.

As parents we all want to select safe toys and devices for our children. There are strict safety laws governing all products sold, predominately the Consumer Protection Act 1987. It is vital that Consumers know they have legal rights as there is legislation in place to protect you and therefore if you do suffer personal injury as a result of a faulty product we can help you to take the necessary steps to things right.

If you have been injured by a faulty toy, or any other product, call us for a confidential, no obligation chat about your options – 01302 320621

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