By David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network
The U.S. PIRG (Public Interest Research Organization) released a report titled “Trouble in Toyland) that warns parents, school, day care providers, and others as to the dangerous of certain toys out on the market this holiday season. Toys can pose a risk to children due to choking hazards and / or toxic components like lead. It is important for parents to be on the the look out for these reports and other reports and warnings from organizations like the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. See Trouble in Toyland – List of Dangerous Toys.
Parents and day care providers should be careful when purchasing a toy and when accepting a toy as a gift for a child. Check the packaging for the age recommendations. Closely examine the toy and all contents on the box for small objects or sharp objects. Unfortunately, many children suffer serious personal injuries and, in some cases, death from unsafe toys.