A vibrating sex toy caused a lot of trouble for one California mother. Afraid she was dying, the woman's child was horribly afraid when awoken to go to the hospital with her. The toy maker now must face her in court.
April Bonjour feels the sex toy maker should pay. Pipedream Products is going to need to defend the product marketed under its label that allegedly caused the woman's near-fatal experience. Bonjour claims that use of the device while having a good time with her boyfriend caused severe vaginal bleeding that required a trip to the hospital and required several pints of new blood.
She did not recognize the danger at first. April experience a sharp pain during the use of the sex toy and noticed later she was bleeding. The woman first thought it was the onset of her period and took the appropriate measures. It was not long before she had exhausted her supply of sanitary pads and noticed the passing of blood clots.
April Bonjour noticed that when she had to get up and change her pad she would pass a blot clot and the bleeding would increase. Eventually she would start to slip in and out of consciousness from the loss of blood. That is when her boyfriend called 911. Who could have guessed a pleasure toy would lead to all this trouble?
During the episode, April's young son was awakened for the trip to the hospital. The young boy started to cry at the sight of his mother and was worried she would die. "He thought I was dying (quite frankly so did I). Once we got to the hospital I had lost so much blood I was given several pints of blood." said April.
April Bonjour filed a claim with the insurance company for the sex toy but the claim was denied. It is not uncommon for companies who provide product liability coverage to deny a claim and it probably is no sign if the woman's claims are warranted. April says the ordeal caused extreme emotional duress and since the claim was denied, she had no other choice but to file in court. Holding manufacturers responsible for their products is only possible through this process and one could believe that if left unchecked, it would be fairly profitable to make defective products.