It’s the most wonderful time of the year. But unfortunately for children injured by the same toys intended to make them happy, it may just be one of the worst. Every year there are reports of toy-related injuries and sometimes even deaths. That’s why it’s more important than ever to be aware of the dangers that may be lurking in the toy aisle and beyond. Here are the types of toys you may want to avoid this holiday season.
Sure, we all want to save money during what is often the most expensive time of the year. But unfortunately, saving some money on your child’s toys may end up costing more than you think. Because counterfeit toys can be produced at less expensive costs, they share smaller price tags. But they are also often produced by illegitimate manufacturers who utilize faulty materials that can prove harmful to children.
Toys with Small Parts
Another type of the most dangerous toys is one with small parts or pieces. Smaller parts are always more dangerous for kids – especially younger children – as they can break off and be easily ingested and choked on. Knock-off toys or toys that are poorly manufactured can also easily rip apart, posing a danger.
Previously-owned toys can also be more cost-efficient. However, purchasing these toys from eBay or other online marketplaces can also prove dangerous, since you don’t know what has happened during the life of the toy. The toy could have loose parts or have even been recalled without your knowledge. By purchasing a new toy, you know where it is coming from and that it has not previously been in the hands of anyone else.
Toys that Post Serious Risks if Ingested
Certain types of toys may pose serious risks if ingested. For instance, toys that contain magnets and batteries – especially disc batteries can result in serious harm if swallowed. In such a case, surgery may be required to remove the pieces.
Despite your best efforts and judgments, accidents still can happen. If your child has suffered injuries after playing with a toy, you may have a claim for product liability. Toy manufacturers have a duty to create safe toys for children and when they fail to do so, they may be held liable for any damages.
The Attorneys at Ceja Law Firm Help Those in Houston Who Have Been Injured by a Toy
If your child has been seriously injured by a toy, it’s vital that you understand what you are entitled to under the law. That’s why it’s in your best interest to consult with a knowledgeable and experienced Texas personal injury attorney.
At Ceja Law Firm PLLC, we understand the importance of holding those responsible accountable. That’s why we will work to get you the compensation that you deserve. To learn more or to schedule a free consultation, contact us today!