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New Jersey Defective Products Liability Law - Liability for Defective Toys

Under New Jersey defective products law, product manufacturers are required to design and manufacture reasonably safe products, and while most products we use are safe, many are not. In the blink of an eye, a product like a defective child's toy or a defective tool can cause severe injury.

New Jersey products law allows people who are injured by defective products to bring claims against the responsible parties, which often include not only the product manufacturers, but also the importers, distributors and retailers.

For example, in a situation where a toy made in China and imported to a New Jersey toy store ends up causing injury to a child, New Jersey law would allow a lawsuit against the following parties:

  • the toy manufacturer,
  • the toy importer, and
  • the toy store.

Liability in a situation like this often stems from a manufacturing defect, a design defect or failure to provide adequate warnings to the consumer about dangers inherent in use of the toy.

A Manufacturing Defect in a Toy

A toy contains a manufacturing defect when it breaks or malfunctions, but other identical toys do not malfunction and function normally. In other words, due to a defect which occurred when the toy was made, the particular toy at issue was defective and caused injury. This kind of defect is known as a "one in a million" defect. Read more about why products fail.

A Design Defect in a Toy

A toy contains a design defect when it breaks or malfunctions due to a flaw in the way the product was designed. Other identical toys will have the same problem. The defect is a blanket one, affecting all toys with the same design.

Failure to Warn About the Dangers of a Toy

A toy may come with inadequate warnings which fail to warn the user of the dangers inherent in the toy or fail to inform the user about proper use of the toy.

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If you or a loved one was injured by a dangerous or defective toy and would like to discuss your legal rights, contact an experienced  New Jersey products liability lawyer for a free consultation at 877.944.8396. Our products lawyers have helped many people who were injured by dangerous, defective products. In addition, our firm has the resources to prosecute these complex cases.

**DISCLAIMER: This website does not provide any legal advice or create any attorney-client relationship. Each case is unique and requires review by a qualified attorney. Discussion of prior outcomes or results is no guarantee of the same or similar outcomes in current or future cases.


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