A Staten Island father has filed a $4.5 million lawsuit against Franklin Sports, Inc. after its Adjust-A-Hit T-ball set shattered with his 5-year-old son and his brother was playing with the toy in their home.
When the boy’s brother swung the bat, a chunk of the toy snapped off and shot into the boy’s face, leaving him with gashes on his nose and between his eyes that will leave scars for the rest of his life. His injuries required 300 stitches.
The bat adjusts from 21 to 27 inches using a turn-and-lock motion. An attorney for the family argued that the toy should not include that feature.
The family is not the first to have a toy splinter during use. One Amazon review read: “The adjustable bat broke after adjusting it about three times. Soon the bat would move up and down without tightening. Eventually this led to the end of the bat flying off.”
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