Miami defective product lawyers know how devestating defective child products or defective toys can be. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 250,000 children were injured in toy-related incidents last year. 17 of those children died from toy-related injuries. Parents should be aware that some products shipped from overseas do not satisfy the rigorous safety standards applied in the United States and carry significant risks for injury.
For example, Kinder Eggs, a chocolate egg with a small toy in its center, are a particularly hazardous choking hazard. These toys are banned in the United States. Some other toys do not present such obvious risks. Some Hannah Montana backpacks and Dora the Explorer lunchboxes are imported from China and Peru. The threshold for lead in these countries is not as stringent as the United States requirement.
The World Against Toys Causing Harm or “WATCH” publishes a list of toys to avoid. Experienced in products liability cases involving toy manufacturers, the attorneys at Hannon Legal Group, P.A. urge you to be safe this holiday season and shop carefully.