Parents often spend their holiday money on toys. Yet, the toys they buy for their children may not be as safe as they assume. Every year, World Against Toys Causing Harm, Inc. (W.A.T.C.H.) releases a list of the most dangerous toys of that year. This year, the list includes a mix of small and large items.
Although W.A.T.C.H. has noted that some toys this year will be harder to find on shelves, they caution adults against opting for 10 toys in particular. Some notable toys include:
- Radio Flyer Spin ‘N Saucer.
- Snake Eyes G.I. Joe Origins Ninja Strike Sickles.
- Walmart ‘My Life As’ Shopping Basket.
Each toy on the list has the potential to be hazardous.
W.A.T.C.H. is a nonprofit consumer advocacy organization. The organization identifies common problems among the toys that they nominate each year. These include but are not limited to the following:
- Potential for children to ingest small batteries or other parts.
- Potential for children to experience blunt force impact injuries, head injuries, or other physical injuries.
- Potential for children to suffocate or choke on parts.
- Potential for children to suffer chemical or thermal burns.
Should Parents Assume Other Toys Are Safe?
W.A.T.C.H. puts the spotlight on a few toys each holiday season. However, parents should remember that other toys can be inappropriate or dangerous. For this reason, parents are encouraged to sift through online reviews of any products they intend to buy for their children.
Toys can be defective and dangerous. Parts can fall off, batteries can overheat, and wires can come loose on electronics. Whether the problem is a faulty design or manufacturing, your child can become injured.
What Should I Do if I Buy a Defective Toy?
Parents may inadvertently buy an unsafe toy for their children through no fault of their own. If an injury occurs, parents may want to contact a personal injury lawyer with experience in products liability cases.
If you are unsure about the safety of a toy, buy something different. If you discover that a toy is unsafe while your child is using it, take away the toy, and call the manufacturer as soon as possible. You may also want to look online to see if the toy has been recalled. Ultimately, you want your child to have a great and safe holiday season. Avoiding unsafe toys is a great way to make sure your children stay safe.
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Do you believe your child has been harmed by a defective toy? Our Media personal injury lawyers at Eckell, Sparks, Levy, Auerbach, Monte, Sloane, Matthews & Auslander, P.C. can help. Call us at 610-565-3701 or contact us online to schedule an initial consultation. Located in Media and West Chester, Pennsylvania, we serve clients throughout Delaware County, Chester County, and Montgomery County.