Every three minutes, a child is injured by a toy. They are among the top causes of pediatric hospitalizations in the U.S. today. More than 215,000 children are treated in emergency rooms for toy-related injuries every year and doctors believe many injuries (up to 97-percent) go unreported.
As a parent, you shouldn’t have to worry about choking hazards or dangerous chemicals found in many toys and children’s products. Each year however, dozens of toys are pulled off the shelves in massive recall efforts.
Toys come in all different shapes and sizes; and are often marketed to different age groups. Any toy could be manufactured with dangerous defects. Others can pose risks without defects. Some of the common toys that can cause serious injuries include:
- Riding toys, like bicycles, tricycles, and scooters
- Small parts (choking hazards)
- Strings or ropes (suffocation hazards)
- Sharp objects (cut hazards)
- Toys with potentially dangerous chemicals or foods (allergic reactions)
There are more toys on the market today than ever before, making it difficult for parents to identify hazardous products for their children. When toys are not properly labeled for potential hazards, children are at a higher risk of serious injury.
When your child has suffered an injury caused by unsafe toys, Cellino & Barnes can help get you the best result possible. Our team consists of experienced and trial-tested dangerous toys attorneys who will stop at nothing to help your family achieve justice.
Contact the dangerous toys attorneys at Cellino & Barnes today for a free case evaluation.