Despite government efforts to regulate toy safety by mandating testing and certification, thousands of children are injured while playing with toys each year. In 2012, an estimated 265,000 children were treated in emergency rooms across the country for toy-related injuries. Eleven children under 12 lost their lives because of toys.
To help prevent toy-related injuries and keep your child safe, remember this tips:
- Choose age appropriate toys. Check the label to make sure the age range of the toy is suitable for your child's age.
- Check for choking hazards. Children can easily choke on small parts. Examine the toy for removable parts that can slip into your child's airway.
- Pair riding toys with a helmet. Helmets save lives and prevent serious injuries. Make sure your child has a helmet for active toys such as bikes, scooters, and skateboards.
- Store toys after play. Keep a bin handy to store toys between play times. Make sure no holes or hinges will catch little fingers.
Has your child suffered an injury because of a 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.