A large percentage of toys from recent years are considered hi-tech and require a specific charge to keep them going. Lithium polymer batteries power many hi-tech gadgets such as, hover boards, drones and remote-controlled cars. Unfortunately, as many people are finding out, these hi-tech items require a close eye and careful attention paid to not only the instructions that come with the device, but more so, the instructions that accompany the batteries. Nevertheless, with the number of fires and injuries associated with these items, product liability lawsuits are bound to follow.
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Recent news reports tell the tale of hover board batteries erupting in flames and injuring the user. This has been such a problem the hi-tech device is now even banned from airplanes altogether. However, what many consumers may not realize is that hover boards are not the only gadget with the potential to be dangerous. Other items, such as those previously mentioned also contain the same type of battery that is linked to the fires.
One of the warnings provided is for users to pay close attention to the instructions provided with the battery itself. There are safety precautions that need to be taken, such as not charging the item overnight unsupervised or while an adult is not at home. Sources state that, “The batteries burn at extremely high temperature, spread to anything around them quickly and are very difficult to extinguish before burning themselves out.”
If your family has been affected by a dangerous toy, it is important to discuss your situation with an attorney right away, so that you can find out what options are available for your case.