Parents Sue Manufacturer After SlyDog Retractable Leash Injures Eye of 12 Year Old Girl

In September 2008, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Worldwise voluntarily recalled about 223,000 SlyDog retractable leashes with metal clasps after the company received reports of serious injuries to users of the leash, including facial cuts, a broken tooth, a displaced eye lens and a bruised collarbone.

Last week, it was reported that the Texas parents of a 12-year old girl filed a lawsuit against Worldwise after the retractable leash popped while the daughter was walking her puppy and a piece of metal lodged in the young girl's pupil. The girl has already undergone three surgeries to close the laceration and remove the piece of metal, and could face further operations.