Defective Children’s Products

Defective Children’s Products

Aggressive Representation in Product Liability Cases

Innocent young children are particularly vulnerable to the dangers of defective products. Many products that are widely available in stores and marketed specifically for young children are shoddily constructed, contain dangerously small parts, or are contaminated with hazardous materials. Families who have been affected by defective children’s products rely on the attorneys of Proner & Proner to represent them aggressively in court. Our lawyers have a reputation for achieving outstanding results in the form of high-value verdicts and settlements.

Common Defective Children’s Products

Designers and manufacturers have a duty to evaluate products marketed to children with extra caution to ensure that they are safe. Children are particularly at risk from hazardous substances, choking hazards, and other potential product defects. Though recalls are periodically issued for defective children’s products, many of the offending units are never returned because parents are not made aware of the problem. Defective product attorneys at our firm identify specific defects and then show how they hurt your child and how they could have been avoided, making the strongest possible case for your compensation.

Children’s products that exhibit defects include:

  • Playground equipment: Playground equipment may be defective if it is poorly designed, shoddily constructed, or maintained in a way that creates hazards. Even a well-supervised child can easily be injured on a play structure that includes potential long drops due to insufficient railings or is not strong enough to safely support the weight of a child.
  • Toys: Incredibly, toys marketed to small children sometimes contain small, removable parts that create a choking hazard. It is normal for children to attempt to put things in their mouth, and they can choke before a supervising adult realizes what is happening.
  • Car and booster seats: Along with other defective automotive products, ineffective car seats put countless children at risk each day when they are intended to protect.
  • Strollers and walkers: A stroller or walker defect, such as faulty brakes, may not be evident until it is too late.
  • Cribs and playpens: A defective crib or playpen could have sides that are too short, allowing your child to crawl out and fall, sustaining a serious head injury or neck injury or otherwise injuring him- or herself.
  • High chairs and changing tables: If a flimsy high chair or changing table collapses, your child could fall.
  • Clothing: Defective clothing could have buttons that come off easily to create a choking hazard. A drawstring or other closure could also cause a child to choke.

Winning Your Defective Product Lawsuit

Winning your lawsuit depends on showing how a product is defective, how that defect creates a hazard, and how your child fell victim to that hazard. Almost any defective product lawsuit requires negotiations with large corporations whose time and resources dwarf yours.

At Proner & Proner, we proudly stand up to these companies on behalf of ordinary families victimized by defective children’s products. Our product liability attorneys know precisely how to negotiate with these companies in order to get you the best possible deal without needless delays.

Learn More about Cases Involving Defective Children’s Products

If a defective product has injured your child, you need to begin preparing your lawsuit right away. The defective product attorneys of Proner & Proner have extensive experience handling important cases like yours. Contact our personal injury law firm to speak with a lawyer who can evaluate your defective children’s products case.


Last year we recovered over $15 million for our clients. With that money, our clients are able to pay their medical bills. They are getting their lives back on track after serious injuries and they are holding to account the people who wrongfully injured them.


$1,100,000.00 - Female, 35: Motorcyclist hit by oncoming traffic

Our client was riding on the back of a motorcycle going south when the defendant heading north made a left hand turn in front of the client, causing the accident.
Injuries: Fractured left leg which required surgery

We understand motorcyclists because we ride


$5,100,000.00 - Female, 43: Cyclist hit by truck

Our client was riding her bicycle when a truck was turning and came up onto the sidewalk. Our client went to back up and the truck struck her.
Injuries: Catastrophic injuries to entire right side of body below the waist resulting in amputation of the right leg and hind quarter; bladder rupture; multiple rib and spinal fractures.

$3,500,000.00 - Female, 33: Serious personal injury

Our client fell down the stairs and was knocked unconscious at a New York City
subway station.
Injuries: Fractured skull, subsequent seizure disorder.

$4,300,000.00 - Male, 63: Pedestrian hit by bus

Our client was crossing a street when a bus hit a car and the car spun and hit him.
Injuries: Traumatic brain injury; fractured shoulder.

$750,000.00 - Male, 35: Workers' compensation

Our client was changing a pump strainer on a hot air furnace when he stepped on a board and fell through the ceiling.
Injuries: Herniated disc which required surgery.