Honestly, I'd just tell him to be more careful next time and shrug it off. As pp's have said, kids can hurt themselves on so many things and it's not due to the way the toy is made.
Dd1 has the same toy, so I just pulled it out and had a look, but I don't think there's anything wrong with it.
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31-05-2015 13:52 #11
31-05-2015 14:20 #12
If it were me it wouldn't even cross my mind to return it or sell it to be honest.
I wouldn't even mention the injury again once I had initially comforted the child unless they brought it up.
It doesn't sound like a dangerous toy, just sounds like he accidentally got hurt, all of us get hurt from time (can't tell you how many times I've run into something or caught my finger in something just doing normal day to day things).
31-05-2015 14:47 #13
We all hurt ourselves on silly things, even as adults. Doesn't mean that the object itself is dangerous.
I'd potentially consider A (and contacting the manufacturer) if it seemed like it was really obviously dangerous...but it'd have to be pretty serious - verging on razor blades sticking out the sides.
31-05-2015 15:13 #14
OP why did he get the toy in the first place?
Was it just a random treat?
Been thinking about this for a while now, and I remember a kid i used to look after had a similar accident with a toy, and his mum took it away. He was upset for months after, and convinced that she took it away because he wasn't playing with it properly.
31-05-2015 17:21 #15
He has other Lightning McQueens already, so I don't think it'll be sorely missed.
My DH wants it gone because it's loud and annoying, but I'm not ready to make a decision.
31-05-2015 17:34 #16
I would be contacting the company first to let them know, id also be letting target know.
I wouldn't try and sell a toy which hurt my child to recoup costs... After all i wouldn't see the point if you have the receipt, and I also wouldn't want to risk hurting another child
31-05-2015 17:42 #17
I wouldn't bother notifying the company, unless it looks like a design fault.
31-05-2015 17:54 #18
I think I have the same toy and I would suggest your child is very unlucky. It is just a normal car and could happen with any bigger car. I think contacting the manufacturer is a bit ott. Minor injuries will happen when playing, it's just how things are. I would give the car back but be clear about not putting his finger in it and leaning on it.
I'm just thinking of all the minor injuries my kids have had from toys and all the letters I could write/toys I could return. Lego would be getting a 100 strongly worded letters from me regarding their Fing pointy b*#%tard toys that I keep stepping on. Lol.
31-05-2015 17:59 #19
I liken it to stubbing a toe on a piece of furniture, it's accidental and painful and in that moment you do want to throw that piece of furniture out the window but then it stops hurting and you wouldn't consider returning it because of a minor injury.
Not saying it wouldn't have hurt him because I imagine it did, it sounds like pretty cool toy though, I'm sure he will forget what happened and enjoy it.
31-05-2015 18:04 #20
We also have that toy - I agree with pp and would say it was just an accident - he will soon learn your not supposed to put your fingers under the wheel , all the kids play with it when they come over here and no one has ever got their hands stuck , maybe show him how you push it with your hands on the roof
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