Dangerous Children’s Toys
Adults should exercise caution when purchasing toys for children. Most products are labeled to inform adults of the toy’s appropriate age group. The 1994 Child Safety Protection Act requires companies to place choking warnings on toys with small parts, labeling them as unsafe for children between ages three and six. Other toys are labeled as non-toxic to let parents know that a child will not be injured if he or she ingests the product. When purchasing toys for children, adults should carefully inspect and obey the warning labels.
Unfortunately, many products are still hazardous to children, and many products are recalled each year because of dangers they can cause. If your child or loved one has been injured by a dangerous toy, contact the San Antonio personal injury attorneys of Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers at (210) 999-9999 to discuss your legal options.
Recognizing Unsafe Toys
Adults should keep an eye out for the following when purchasing toys for children, or should look for these features in toys children already have:
- Choking hazards: Check for small parts that can easily break off from the toy. Children might put these pieces in their mouths and choke on them.
- Toxic Chemicals: Many toys contain unsafe toxins like lead paint. Buy toys for young children from trusted companies with a demonstrated history of commitment to product safety and quality.
- Burn and Fire Hazards: Electric or battery powered toys can heat to dangerous temperatures and cause burns. If left unattended, they might also cause a fire.
- Sharp or pointed objects: Make sure that a product has no unsafe surfaces. If a toy cracks or breaks, check to make sure that the break will reveal no sharp edges.
If your child or loved one has encountered an unsafe toy, contact the San Antonio personal injury lawyers of Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers at (210) 999-9999.