Most Wichita citizens will have at least one child they need to buy a Christmas present for. You may need to go to Toys“R”Us or The Toy Factory to find a toy car, a doll or some action figure that is on your Christmas list. But these seemingly innocent toys could do more harm than good. So far this year, federal customs and consumer protection officials have discovered more than two million toys that contain hazards like high levels of lead, sharp edges, and small parts that are choking hazards.
Two large operations that have been seized this year include nearly 24,000 toy cars and more than 3,000 toy guns from China that that contained lead levels high enough to do long-lasting harm to a child. Despite official’s best efforts to keep these toys from reaching the shelves, it is likely some harmful toys will still be sold this Christmas.
However, consumers can be alert of these dangers and protect their loved ones with these five tips.
Bargains aren’t always good. If a toy is significantly under priced, it could be dangerous.
Toys with small parts are choking hazards. Children under the age of three should not have access to any toys that they could choke on.
Any toy that a child can ride should be accompanied by full protective gear. Falls from a scooter, roller blades, skateboard or bicycle can be fatal.
Children under the age of 14 should not be given strong magnets. Many children swallow multiple magnets which can lead to them magnetizing through the intestinal wall.
Balloons can also quickly become a choking hazard, especially already deflated, broken balloons.
If a toy has brought harm to your child, its important the toy’s manufacturer be held responsible and that they stop distributing the product. And only a personal injury attorney is skilled in handling harmful product cases.
If you have had a Kansas product injury that was not your fault and need medical treatment, you need an experienced professional who can help you get back on the road to recovery. Call us today at 316-269-1414 or visit our contact page here. Our Kansas personal injury attorneys will provide you a free initial consultation and if we take your case you don’t pay a dime unless we recover money for you. Even then we only take a percentage of the total amount of your recovery.
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