When manufacturers create a toy, they are guided by strict regulations that are meant to prevent injury to the children who use them. Yet even so, oversights can occur that lead to the production of a toy that has the potential to cause serious harm to a young child.
If this happens, a manufacturer can be held liable for the damages they have caused to these families. Possible hazards can include:
- Absence of warning labels
- Chemical residue
- Choking or suffocation hazards
- High levels of lead
- Sharp ends
- Small, breakable parts
Most toys are safe for children. But care should always be taken to ensure your child does not suffer a severe injury, or even death, as the result of an unsafe toy. To learn about recent toy recalls, please view the updated list provided by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Information. And remember, when buying toys for small children, make sure there are no small removable parts that could be swallowed and that toys with small magnets are kept away from children under six years old.
If you believe a defective or dangerous toy harmed your child, please contact a Kolsby Gordon attorney today.