While usually fun and harmless, toys can pose serious dangers to our children when they are defectively designed or manufactured. Indeed, children are particularly vulnerable to the perils of defective products. Thousands are killed and more than 200,000 are injured every year from defective toys. High profile toy manufacturers are incessantly recalling products after they find out that they are hazardous. The problem is usually in the design of the toys. Common hazardous toy designs involve small parts that create choking risks, flammable materials, use of toxic substances like lead paint, cadmium or chemicals, jagged or sharp edges, ropes or strings that create strangulation risks, and projectile or launching toys that can cause eye and other injuries. The dangers of poorly designed toys are amplified when there is a manufacturing process error or when there are inadequate warnings or instructions regarding proper use.
How to protect children from dangerous toys:
Here are some tips that we can all use to protect our children from dangerous toys:
- Check for labels indicating that the toy has been tested by an independent organization.
- Even with new toys, wipe them down with soap and water. Make sure you dispose of plastic packaging, which can cause children to suffocate.
- Take warnings seriously.
- Take age recommendations seriously. If your child is below the noted age, the toy could involve small parts that create choking hazards.
- Supervise play whenever you can. When your child is in a different environment (i.e. daycare, school, a grandparent’s house), familiarize yourself with that environment and talk to the person watching your child about toy safety.
- Be aware of toy recalls.
Greater Boston Defective Product Lawyers at the Law Firm of Altman & Altman, LLP
If you think you might have a products liability claim, the Greater Boston Products Liability Attorneys of Altman & Altman LLP can assist you in filing a MA Defective Product Lawsuit in order for you to receive compensation for your injuries. Our outstanding team of personal injury attorneys has incomparable expertise in the field. We offer decades of experience, superior client service and a success-oriented mentality. At the Boston Defective Products Law Firm of Altman & Altman, we understand that you and your family are going through a very painful time, and we will be attentive to all of your needs and concerns in order to help you navigate these difficult waters. We will work tirelessly on your case and will not rest until we get the very best outcome. Let us get to work on your case today.
If you or your child has been injured by a defective toy or any other product, please Call the exceptional personal injury attorneys of Altman & Altman LLP at 617.492.3000 or 800.481.6199 toll-free, or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our lawyers. We are available twenty-four hours per day, seven days a week to speak with you about your legal matter.
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