Make A List And Check It Twice Because These Toys Are Not Nice
By Rob Ammons
In 2015, there were more than 254,200 toy-related injuries, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The Commission also reported 72 toy-related child deaths between 2010 and 2015.[i] With holiday shopping upon us, consumers need to know the toys that pose the most danger to children. World Against Toys Causing Harm, Inc. (WATCH) has the following toys at the top of the list this year:
Fidgetz spinners manufactured by Kipp Brothers only cost a couple dollars, but their small detachable parts can choke young children.[ii]
The Wonder Woman Battle Action Sword manufactured by Mattel can cause blunt force trauma to the head and face.
The “Itty Bittys” Baby Stacking Toy, manufactured by Hallmark costs $24.99, and has the potential for choking injuries. The Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a recall notice in August of this year because the hats can detach and choke infants and small children.
Finally, The Pull Along Pony manufactured by Tolo Toys Limited, has the potential for strangulation and entanglement injuries. The American Society for Testing and Materials (“ASTM”) voluntary standard for pull toys states that “pull toys intended for children under 36 months, cords and elastics greater than 12 inches long shall not be provided with beads or other attachments that could tangle to form a loop”.[iii] No warnings are provided, however.[iv]
If your child was injured due to a dangerous toy, you may have a potential claim for damages against the manufacturer. The Ammons Law Firm and its team have the legal resources and experience to assist you. Call 713-523-1606.