Toys "R" Us Sued After Toddler Loses Eye In Horrific Accident

Toys ‘R’ Us Sued For Millions After Toddler Loses Eye In Horrific Stroller Accident

Toy chain retailer “Toys ‘R’ Us” has been hit with a multi-million dollar lawsuit after a horrific accident in which a toddler impaled his eye on a handle of toy stroller.

William Sanner, an electrician, is suing the “Toys ‘R’ Us” on behalf of his son who is also named William, on the grounds that include product liability, breach of warranty, and negligence.

The father alleges the toy store chain failed to include adequate warnings about the multiple, dangerous defects of a stroller made by Graco Children’s Products Inc.

The toddler, William Sanner [Jr.] was 16 months old when the 2008 accident occurred. The child was pushing his older sister’s Graco-brand doll stroller in the family’s New York home when the stroller “rolled out away from him and tipped backward” court papers said.

As a result, the toddler tumbled forward and fell in such a way that “one of the hooked and rigid handles impaled and pierced [his] right eye,” according to the Manhattan federal court lawsuit.

The New York Post reports that after the accident William underwent several surgeries. The toddler’s severely damaged eye was removed and replaced with a prosthetic.

“It’s every mother and father’s fear,” said the family’s lawyer, Eric Dranoff. He added, “Remember when we were all kids and our parents warned, ‘Be careful, you might poke your eye out’?”

Dranoff said Graco Children’s Products Inc., previously reached a confidential settlement with the Sanner family. For reasons not disclosed that arrangement now appears to have broken down and the family are proceeding with the suit.

Toys "R" Us Sued After Toddler Loses Eye In Horrific Accident