Holiday Survey Warns About Unsafe Toys
Holiday shoppers are back in the stores and online – and so are unsafe toys.
According to the 27th yearly “Trouble in Toyland” survey published by the non-profit U.S. Public Interest Research Group (PIRG), some toys pose potential choking, strangulation, chemical, and noise hazards, reported CNN.
While warning parents, the public interest group said that its past reports have resulted in 150 recalls and enforcement of regulatory steps. The current list released by the group this year highlights the hazards of an unsafe magnetic toy, a bowling game that poses choking risks, and a key chain rattle that may cause damage to the ears of children.
Other toxic toys might expose children to lead, thereby causing mental and developmental impairments. Magnetic toys could pose serious risk if the magnets are swallowed. Recently, the Buckyballs magnetic desk toys were discontinued owing to injury risks, reported CNN.
The bottom line is this: Parents must exercise caution while purchasing holiday toys, including examining them for potential hazards and checking for recalls.
If your child has been harmed by an unsafe children’s product, contact Sokolove Law for a free legal consultation and to find out if a product liability lawyer may be able to help you.