By David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network
Toys can provide a child with hours of fun play time. Toys can also present a choking or health hazard for children. Fisher Price is a major toy manufacturer and distributed. “Little People” has been a big success for the toy company for many years. Health Canada is advising parents to go through toy rooms and boxes to see if any pre-1991 “Little People” are located. The toys pre-1991 were and are small enough to create a serious choking hazard for small children. An article posted at The Vancouver Sun provides more details and a photograph comparing the older “Little People” versus the new and definitely improved “Little People”. The post 1991 “Little People” have a wider base and certainly would be more difficult to impossible for a child to swallow.
It is also important to note that supervision by a parent, care giver, or day care worker is also helpful in reducing the incident of choking and other incidents that take place during play time.