Finding the best deal this time of year is often the top priority for shopping, but safety shouldn't take second place. More than 250,000 children are injured each year because of toys. Help your child to stay safe at play with these tips for buying safe toys:
- Look for flame resistant or flame retardant fabrics.
- Make sure stuffed toys are washable.
- Choose nontoxic art materials.
- Select toys that are painted with lead-free paint.
- Buy crayons and paints that say ASTM D-4236 on the label. This shows that they have been evaluated by the American Society for Testing and Materials.
- Avoid used toys and hand-me-downs. They may be worn from play so that they are too easily broken, and they may not meet current safety standards.
- Listen to noise making toys to ensure that they are not too loud. Some squeaking toys and even electronic toys can be as loud as a car horn in your child's ear.
If your child has suffered injuries because of a defective toy, please call the experienced product defect attorneys at The Gilbert Law Group® at (303) 431-1111 today for your consultation. We are committed to protecting consumers nationwide.