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News Anchor Loses Vision after Incident with Toy Truck

December 04, 2019

USA- writes that a news anchor with the Today show sustained a severe eye injury because of her two-year-old son's toy truck. The toy reportedly has one very sharp edge. The little boy threw the toy while playing with his mother, and accidentally struck her in the eye. The sharp point on the truck tore her retina.*

The injury caused the news anchor to suffer a temporary loss of her vision. The injured woman says that she could not see anything for about 24 hours. Doctors were concerned that the injury could cause the detachment of her retina. After several laser procedures, her eye is beginning to recover. 

The procedures worked to weld the retina back to the mother’s eye, but her ability to return to work in time for the Thanksgiving parade is still under question. She stated that her retina was “hanging by a thread.” 

Fortunately, the child does not seem to understand what happened. His mother says she does not want him to feel guilty for the incident, which was completely unintentional.

Because they are intended to be used by children, toys must be designed to be safe. Defective toys can cause severe injuries to children and those around them. Toys with sharp edges are often considered flawed as they clearly present a risk of serious injuries.

When a defective toy injures a person, the person can file a legal action (known as a product liability claim) the manufacturer, distributor, or designer of the defective product, depending on the circumstances of what happened and how the product became defective. The risk of legal liability helps encourage companies to manufacture products that are safe for their intended use.

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