With the holidays just around the corner, many parents are rushing to the toy store to get those last-minute gifts.
When buying a toy for your children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, etc., do you routinely stop and consider safety?
For most of us, some toys obviously appear unsafe for children and are easily avoided. Many toy products, however, have the potential to injure children without your knowledge.
As a Colorado Springs, Colorado, personal injury attorney, a recent article form NBC News caught my attention. The report identified many dangerous toys that, to many shoppers, may seem harmless.
Risk of choking, deafening, or lead poisoning landed these toys on the “dangerous toys of the year list.”
Toys Containing Small Parts
- Princess Wand made by Greenbrier International (sold at Dollar Store)
Toys Containing Small Parts with Label Violations
- Bead Kit made by Greenbrier International (sold at Dollar Store)
- Littlest Pet Shop – #2744 Horse made by Hasbro (sold at Kmart)
- Littlest Pet Shop – Candyswirl Dreams Collection #3313 made by Hasbro (sold at Wal-Mart)
- Littlest Pet Shop- Sunil Nevla made by Hasbro (sold at Wal-Mart)
- Littlest Pet Shop – Candyswirl Dreams Collection #3317 (sold at Wal-Mart)
- Littlest Pet Shop – Seal and Dolphins made by Hasbro (sold at Kmart)
Small Ball-Like Toys, Toy Parts, and Rounded Food Toys Posing Choking Hazards
- Gobble Gobble Guppies made by Swimways (sold at Kmart)
- Super Play Food Set made by Geoffrey LLC (sold at Toys-R-Us)
Near-Small Parts That May Pose Choking Hazards
- Fisher-Price Loving Family Outdoor Barbecue, made by Mattel (sold at Kmart)
Balloons Marketed to Children Under 8
- Punch Balloons made by Toy Investments, Inc (sold at Toys-R-Us)
From everyone at Sears & Associates, we hope you look over this list before doing your last-minute shopping so that your and your children can have a safe and happy holiday!
If you have any questions about child injury or feel your child has been injured by the negligent production of a toy, contact an experienced Colorado personal injury attorney today.
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