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Holidays And Toys – Defective Products You Need To Know About

Posted in Products Liability on Wednesday, December 9, 2020.

2020 has been a challenging year for most people in this country. There is no need to delve into all the tragedies that have happened this year. All of that has been at the forefront of your mind for months. However, as we approach the holiday season and enter 2021, chances are that the children in your life will have new toys to play with. Regardless of which winter holiday you celebrate, toys are often part of the tradition. However, there are times when defective toys end up in the hands of our kids and cause serious injuries. Here, we want to discuss the recent “10 Worst Toys” list provided by the advocacy group World Against Toys Causing Harm Inc.

Parents need to be careful when it comes to toys for their kids

According to a recent article from the AP, we can see that there are an estimated 240,000 toy-related injuries to children each year in the US. Every three minutes, a child is brought to the emergency room for a toy-related injury. As the holiday season approaches, and even in the weeks and months following the holiday season, parents need to be aware of any hazards that toys pose to their kids.

This year, the “10 Worst Toys of 2020” list includes the following:

  1. Calico Critters Nursery Friends: Potential choking hazards.
  2. Missile Launcher: Potential for eye and facial injuries.
  3. Marvel Avengers Vibranium Power FX Claw: Potential for eye and facial injuries.
  4. Gloria Owl: Potential for ingestion.
  5. WWE Jumbo Superstar Fists: Potential for blunt force and impact injuries.
  6. Sci-Fi Slime: Potential for chemical-related injuries.
  7. Boomerang Interactive Stunt UFO: Potential for propellor-related injury.
  8. Boom City Racers: Potential for eye and facial injuries.
  9. My Sweet Love Lots of Love Babies Minis: Potential choking hazard.
  10. Star Wars Mandalorian Darksaber: Potential for blunt force and eye injuries.

Nearly every one of these toys can be found at major retail outlets. They are also all available through online retailers. On that note, we also want to point out that the chance of ordering a defective product from a less than reputable online retailer has increased significantly this year. As many of us have moved our shopping online due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it has become easier for counterfeit products to make it into our digital shopping carts. We urge you to be diligent about where you purchase your product online.

Contact our Philadelphia product liability attorneys today

If you or somebody you care about has been injured due to a defective toy or another type of product, you need to seek legal assistance immediately. At Soloff & Zervanos, P.C., our competent and experienced product liability lawyers have the resources necessary to thoroughly investigate your case and secure the compensation you are entitled to. This can include coverage of your medical expenses caused by the defective product, lost income if you cannot work, out-of-pocket expenses, loss of quality of life damages, and more. When you need to Philadelphia product liability lawyer, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 866-597-8572.