Boy was using Little Pro Hammer to strike rocks when the hammer chipped, causing a metal fragment from the hammer to become lodged in the boy’s right eye.


The boy sustained a traumatic injury to his eye. The hammer was defective as it had a steal hardness level akin to hammers intended for use by adults only, although the name of the hammer rendered its use by children foreseeable. The case settled for $305,000.

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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