A 5-year-old child was sitting in a swing which was suspended on a portable metal exercise bar supplied by the manufacturer to be used in connection with the swing.


The directions that came with the bar said that it would support a “200 pound man with ease.” The bar fell on the child’s head causing him to sustain massive skull injuries and permanent brain damage. The bar (commonly used in doorways as a “chinning” and exercise bar) and swing were sold to be used together as one unit.

About the Author: James Swartz
Mr. Swartz, our Managing and Principal Attorney at Swartz & Swartz P.C., is a nationally recognized and respected trial attorney as well as consumer advocate. His practice focuses on cases involving negligence, torts, products liability, medical malpractice, wrongful death, and other claims involving catastrophic injuries.

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