As you are doing your last minute Christmas shopping, you will want to make sure that the special children in your life receive safe toys that will not endanger them. Each year, thousands of toys are recalled after a dangerous defect is discovered. Parents that are worried about purchasing a new toy that is dangerous should check the most recent federal toy recall website to do research before investing money in dangerous toys.
The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission routinely announces and reviews dangerous children’s toys. The website even provides parents with an option to sign up for safety alerts that tell parents about the latest recalled products that affect children.
Dangerous Toys During Holiday Parties
Dangerous toys during the holidays are everywhere. Parents need to be concerned about the toys that they purchase for their children and the ones their child may be exposed to when visiting other people’s homes and during extracurricular activities. Some tips for parents to follow that can help prevent toy-related injuries include the following:
- Throw away deflated and popped balloons that could pose a choking hazard
- Ensure kids have helmets in bouncing houses and on slides to prevent head injuries
- Closely monitor the use of magnets since they can easily be swallowed
- Keep an eye on children if they are playing with toys that have small parts or sharp edges
Holiday parties can be very fun, and if parents closely monitor their children’s activities, they can also be very safe.
How to Choose Safe Toys for Children
To help protect your child from harm, it’s important to use the right safety precautions when choosing toys. You will want to look for toys that do not contain any small loose parts that can be choking hazards. For older children, make sure the toys they are using are age-appropriate according to their skill level and ability. Additionally, check for broken pieces or sharp edges that may cause scratches or cuts. Finally, always supervise your child while they are playing with their toys and ensure you remove any dangerous items from their reach.
Peterson & Associates, P.C.™: Your Missouri Personal Injury Lawyers
If you suspect that your child has been injured by a dangerous toy or a toy that has been recalled, get legal advice today. At Peterson & Associates, our defective product attorneys will help you and your family identify who is responsible for your child’s injuries.