Children love getting toys for the holidays, and many adults enjoy watching
the excitement on a child’s face when he or she opens those gifts.
Some toys can injure children, but as every
Fresno product liability lawyer knows, adults can help reduce the risk of injury by keeping safety in
mind when they buy gifts for their favorite young people.
Here are some tips for choosing safe toys this holiday season, courtesy
of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC):
All toys are not safe for all children. Toys aimed at older children should be kept out of the reach of younger
ones, as they may contain small parts, electric parts, sharp points or
edges, or other hazards. Teach older children to keep these toys where
younger siblings cannot reach them.
Small parts are not for small children. Infant and toddler toys should be large enough so they do not fit inside
the child’s mouth. Very young children explore their worlds by putting
items in their mouths, and toys small enough to fit inside may be swallowed
or become lodged in the windpipe, causing choking.
Avoid sharp objects, corners, and points. Toys with sharp or protruding portions can cause injuries, as can broken
toys with exposed sharp edges or points. Get broken toys fixed or replaced
promptly, and choose toys without sharp edges or protrusions for smaller kids.
If you or someone you love is injured by a defective product, the legal
team at Van Der Walde & Associates can help. Call us today at (800)
900-0863 for a free consultation.