Mom Sues Toys R Us But Should Learn to Use a Wrench Instead

Radio Flyer Pathfinder WagonBuying toys for kids is great. You know what's not? Putting them together. Which is exactly why Alisa Speller paid Toys 'R' Us an extra $15 on top of the $128 she already spent to put together the Radio Flyer Pathfinder Wagon she bought for her 1-year-old daughter, Skyla Price. Thing is, though, when Alisa took Skyla out for a spin in the Bronx, a wheel done popped off. According to Alisa, the wagon came to a screeching halt and sent her and Skyla tumbling down. She said, "I just flipped over it and fell on top of my daughter. It was my first time using it."

So, what do you think Alisa's doing now? You guessed it. She's suing Geoffrey the Giraffe!


The damages she's seeking remain unspecified, and here's what her attorney had to say: "If they charge people to assemble it, they should do it correctly."

You know, I couldn't agree with that statement more. And I'd be rip-roaring pissed if I were Alisa, paying that extra 15 bucks only to have the dang thing break. But you know what I wouldn't do? Sue Toys 'R' Us as a company -- even though they're worth bajillions of dollars.

What Alisa should have done, in my non-litigious opinion, is simply march back into the jank Toys 'R' Us where she bought the Radio Flyer and talk to the manager about the person who put it together. If what Alisa is seeking is justice -- and not boatloads of cash -- that would have more of an impact than suing the company as a whole. Hopefully, the employees would get a talking to -- perhaps someone would even be fired. Taking matters to court seems a bit over-the-top, if you ask me.

For the record, though, I would totally be super duper pissed if this happened to me.

Do you think Alissa should sue Toys 'R' Us for the broken Radio Flyer?


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