Many Texas parents understand how sad it can be to witness their infants suffer teething pain. Babies who are teething are often cranky and inconsolable. Parents are often relieved and excited when they find appropriate, safe teething toys on the market to help ease their children's discomfort and promote healthy tooth growth. However, if a dangerous product gets into the hands of a child, results can be disastrous.
One mother, who is also a pediatric dentist, became quite concerned when she saw the inside of her daughter's teething toy. This particular toy is known as "Sophie Giraffe" and is imported to the United States from France. The mother smelled something "off" when cleaning her daughter's toy, so she cut it open to take a look inside.
Inside, the teething toy was reportedly filled with mold. The mother blames the toy manufacturer, stating she always carefully followed package instructions with regard to cleaning the toy. Other parents have apparently had similar experiences as negative customer reviews have posted online warning parents about this possibly dangerous product.
The company that makes Sophie Giraffe issued a formal statement saying customer satisfaction and safety is their highest priority. The statement further said the company takes every reported danger risk seriously. If a parent in Texas believes a dangerous product has caused bodily injury or illness to a child, a products liability lawsuit may be filed in court to request monetary judgment against any and all parties deemed responsible. An experienced personal injury lawyer can help investigate a particular situation to identify possible liable sources and determine how best to proceed to seek maximum compensation for damages.
Source: abc7.com, "Parents report mold in Sophie the Giraffe teething toy", Jan. 16, 2017