A 6-year-old boy was playing on an outdoor swing. The swing could easily be removed from the chain, and in fact this is what the boy did.


The boy then climbed the chain and slid down it. The second time he did this he slipped and he was castrated by the exposed S-hook which held the seat of the swing. The use of the “S” hook design is the basis for design negligence liability.[45]

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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