Dangerous Toys for Children
During Halloween, people don’t only hand out candy, they sometimes hand out toys. Unfortunately, some toys can be dangerous and parents need to watch out. It is difficult to imagine anything that could be more deeply traumatic than the serious illness or premature death of one’s child. Yet every year there are too many parents who are forced to face this horrifying situation.
Dangerous Toys and Defects
The most common defects in toys these days include choking hazards (for young children) and excessive levels of lead paint. Also watch out for strong magnets. When children swallow these magnets they can do serious damage. Also, some children put the smaller magnets in their noses, which can also cause harm. It is crucial to keep a watch out for toys that are recalled, especially due to lead paint. You can do so by following the website Safe Kids. The site keeps us up-to-date on dangerous toys that have been recalled or pose risks for children.
One reason that these deaths are so deeply troubling is that they could likely have been prevented through more cautious review of product designs and more stringent quality control standards in the manufacturing of toys and childcare products. But in the rush to begin reaping financial rewards these companies sometimes willfully expose children to the risk of serious injury or death.
Keeping Your Children Safe
Look carefully at the ingredients in your children’s toys. Check to see where the toys are made. Not all toys have appropriate choking hazard warnings. These toys can be especially dangerous for young ones who will put almost anything in their mouths.
Uniquely important for Halloween, make sure that any masks in your children’s costume allow the child to see and breath properly. In addition, be cautious about the use of lead or other dangerous chemicals in any makeup.
Also, be careful about giving your old toys to children or purchasing toys at garage sales. Some of these toys might not follow the requirements of modern toys and could be dangerous for your children. Don’t risk your children getting hold of dangerous toys.
Nothing can ever repair the void that was created when your child became the victim of a toy company’s greed and negligence. But it is important that you have the resources necessary to address your grief in a healthy way. Contact the Pennsylvania wrongful death lawyers of Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C., at 888-979-7298.