Daniel, one father who is participating in the lawsuit on behalf of his son, said he was lifting the 4-year-old out of the family’s weePOD Basix potty when the boy started screaming.
"We were, I don't know how to explain it, horrified to see that happening to our son," Daniel told KABC. "There was blood, skin, everything everywhere."
The parents said they took the boy to the emergency room.
Attorneys representing the families said that Prince Lionheart is refusing to pull the defective child product from store shelves.
"They've modified it, but the defective ones are still out there, and they're going to be hurting kids in the future," attorney John Carpenter told KSAB.
An attorney for Prince Lionheart stated that the company disagrees with the claims.
Target also issued a statement, saying it requires all vendors to follow product safety laws and Consumer Product Safety Commission guidelines.