Toys are an important part of any child’s learning and development. They allow children to experience their senses, engage their imagination, and interact with others. They introduce them to colors, shapes, language and numbers. Unfortunately, they can also be dangerous. Small pieces and defective products are hazardous and often cause accidents. Faulty and dangerous toys hurt too many children each year. This post identifies common dangers and how to prevent children’s toy accidents.
Common Causes of Children’s Toy Accidents
Below are some of the most common factors leading to these types of accidents.
- Loose parts and broken pieces. Check your kids’ toys often.
- Playing with toys made for older age groups. Heavy, awkward toys can hurt younger children.
- Toy sets with magnets can be hazardous for young children.
- Motorized, vehicle-type toys. If necessary, make sure your kids are wearing protective equipment.
- Faulty products. Check for recalls to help prevent children’s toy accidents.
It may be difficult to imagine small toys causing serious injury, but choking hazards and other dangers are very real for young children. However, simple supervision and cautious checking of toys will help prevent accidents and injuries. You never know when a toy will break or fail to do what it is designed to. If your child is injured by a broken or faulty toy, the toy company should be held accountable. This type of negligence often makes for successful personal injury claims.
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At Christensen and Hymas, we have helped many families get the compensation they need after accidents. The circumstances surrounding an accident are often stressful, and we will do all we can to make your case as comfortable for you as possible. Our motto is “service with integrity and compassion when you’ve been injured,” and we live by it. Please contact us today, or fill out the free consultation form on this page, if you would like to discuss your case.