Holiday season is right around the corner, and for many families, it means time to do some holiday shopping. For parents, some of the most common items bought for their children include toys. Toys can be a great gift. However, parents should be aware that not all toys are fit for all children.
Over the years, there have been certain toys that are deemed unsafe or hazardous to children, meaning they could cause injury or even death to a child.
Since holiday season is approaching, our Michigan personal injury lawyers wanted to share an important list we recently encountered by World Against Toys Causing Harm. This organization recently revealed a list of the top 10 most dangerous toys of 2015. Some of these items are the hottest new toys out this year, so it is important that parents are aware of the dangers so they may be able to purchase other items for their children. It is important to keep in mind that the Toy Industry Association is claiming that these items will not cause injury or harm to children.
The top 10 toys that made World Against Toys Causing Harm’s list include the following:
Unfortunately, injuries caused by toys are not uncommon. Some toys have caused so many injuries that the items has been recalled. However, it has been proven that toy manufacturers are producing items that are safer to children compared to previous years. In fact, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (USPSC):
To view the USPSC infographic of Toy Recall Statistics, visit http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Safety-Education/Toy-Recall-Statistics/.
At Goodman Acker P.C., our Michigan personal injury attorneys would like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday shopping season! Remember, when you are purchasing gifts for your children or any other loved one, make sure to always read the labels and avoid buying toys that have small parts or long strings or straps that could cause choking injuries or strangulation.
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