Dangerous Toys Still Found on Many Shelves

Posted on Dec 15, 2010

December 10, 2010 - A report from the Doctor's Lounge indicates that dangerous toys are still found on many store shelves and may pose a serious risk to children. With holiday shopping well underway, parents may be concerned about whether the toys they purchase are safe for their children.

While there have been strides made in toy safety, according to a report released by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group (PIRG), dangers still exist.

In its 25th annual release of "Trouble in Toyland" some of the findings indicated that while bans exist on toxins and choking risks, some potentially dangerous toys are still finding their way onto retailers' shelves.

Phthalates have been linked to hormonal disruptions and have been banned from children's products with levels greater than 0.1%. Despite this, the study found that some toy products exceeded the banned levels, including one product that contained levels of up to 30%.

Additionally, products were discovered products containing lead and antimony at toxic levels. Lead can cause a variety of medical problems and antimony has been classified as a human carcinogen.

The study also looked at choking hazards concerning children and toys with small parts. Toys designed for children under the age of 3 should not pose a choking hazard. Yet choking risks continue to be a problem throughout the toy industry. 

The Consumer Product Safety Commission also reported that in 2009, more than 250,000 children were sent to emergency rooms for toy-related injuries and at least 12 children died as a result.

If your child was injured by a dangerous toy or other defective product, a Clarksburg product liability lawyer can evaluate your case to determine if you should file a dangerous product claim against the manufacturer, designer or retailer. It is not uncommon for more than one party to be at fault for a dangerous product and its resulting injuries.

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The Miley Legal Group will work with you to fight for the compensation you deserve and help you to move on with your life. Contact us today to schedule a no-cost consultation - 304-326-1800.