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You’ve likely begun shopping for your child’s Holiday wish list, but some of his or her top choices may not be as safe as you assume. Every year, hundreds of products are recalled due to safety concerns and faulty manufacturing. While you shop store-to-store to find the “it” toy such as the Star Wars Sphero BB-8 App-Enabled Droid, make sure the toy meets these three criteria:
- The toy is age appropriate.
- The toy hasn’t been recalled, which can be checked on the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) website.
- If it’s a toy your child will use for activities such as skateboarding or bike riding, you should also purchase the standard safety gear.
You can ensure your child’s safety by supervising his or her initial use of the toy and by checking with the CPSC to see if a recall has been issued, but the toy hasn’t been removed from store shelves yet. Some of the most recent toy recalls include a bicycle with pedals that fall off as well as baby bath seats with instability issues that could lead to drownings.
Toy-related injuries led to more than 262,000 emergency room visits in 2012. If your child has been injured by a toy known to be defective or has been recalled for other reasons, our lawyers can help you file a product liability claim. We can help you get the compensation you deserve for the injury your child has suffered and any resulting medical expenses.
Schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced product liability lawyers in Florida today at (407) 712-7300. Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter serve clients in Orlando, Florida and nationwide.
We hope you enjoy the holiday season, and remember to check any and all safety concerns regarding your child’s gifts.