Posted in News on August 28, 2020
The holiday season is approaching, and it is time to start buying the toys that the young kids in your family are going to love. Just like every other holiday season, it is important to ensure that you buy only safe toys for the children in your life. Unfortunately, every holiday season brings about new dangerous toys for parents and toy safety groups to worry about. What are the most dangerous and worst toys from a safety standpoint for the 2020 holiday season, and what happens if someone you love is injured due to a defective or dangerous toy?
The Toys to Be Wary of for 2020
You need to be wary of defective or dangerous toys. Here, we want to display a list of some of the toys that have been labeled as the most dangerous for children in 2020. Dangerous toys can be a result of small parts that present hidden dangers and pose potential choking hazards.
- Nerf Ultra One
- Spike The Fine Motor Hedgehog
- Bunchems Bunch’n Build
- Nickelodeon Frozen Treats Slime
- Anstoy Electronic Toy Gun
- Diecast School Bus
- Pogo Trick Board
- Power Rangers Electronic Cheetah Claw
- Viga Pull Along Caterpillar
The dangers of these toys vary, ranging from strangulation and choking hazards to the potential for eye injuries or dangerous head impacts. It is recommended that parents thoroughly read warnings associated with every product before they allow their children to use them. This includes making sure that the toy is appropriate for the age of their child while also checking for recalls or any major incidents involving the toy. Checking the safety of a toy is not difficult. You can do so while standing in a retail store aisle by typing in the toy into a Google search on your smartphone and checking for recalls or warnings. If you are shopping online, simply open up another browser and research the toy before you press the purchase button.
Toy Injury Statistics
There are various aspects of toys that parents and guardians need to be aware of. First, before purchasing a toy during this 2020 holiday season, please go to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) website to ensure that the toy you want to purchase has not been recalled. According to the CPSC, there were more than 226,000 toy-related injuries treated in US hospitals during the latest reporting year of data. Of those injuries, 73% happened to children younger than 15. 70% of the injuries were in children younger than 12.
- 39% of these injuries were classified as lacerations, contusions, or abrasions
- 46% of these injuries where to the head and face area
What Options Do I Have if an Injury Has Occurred from a Faulty Toy?
If your child has been injured due to a faulty toy or hidden hazards from a toy, you need to speak to an attorney as soon as possible. At Heenan & Cook, PLLC, our Montana product liability lawyers have the resources necessary to conduct a full investigation into your case in order to secure any compensation you and your child may be entitled to. This could include coverage of any medical expenses, lost wages if you cannot work while caring for your child, pain and suffering damages, and possible punitive damages against a manufacturer. You can contact us for a free consultation via our online form or by calling (866) 601-6135.