Most parents and guardians are aware of the fact that children need and use different toys during childhood. It is believed that these consumer goods and products might be vulnerable to children in case there are manufacturing flaws or they contain dangerous designs. From parents’ perspectives, they typically rely on toy companies to design toys and other related products that have minimal to zero risks of injury or harm to their children. However, this does not mean that there are no defective children’s products. They do exist and over the years have caused significant injuries to children. In some cases, defective and recalled toys have resulted in deaths.
It goes without saying that defective and recalled toy products can put a child’s life at risk if anything wrong happens. Such products are always on the front of product liability lawsuits and can result in tragic injury or death.
The consumer goods will be vulnerable to product liability lawsuit unless distributors, manufacturers, and sellers take proper action concerning the safety of the children’s products they produce and sell to the customers.
Here are some of the things to consider before purchasing a toy for your children:
- Age: It is important to keep in mind the child’s age while choosing and purchasing a toy. Majority of the toys come with a recommended age, but there are some sellers who do not mention it on the packaging. Therefore, in the end, it is in your hands to make the best decision.
- Choking hazards: Another thing to consider is to inspect the toy for any prospect of choking hazards. It could be anything – from small pieces of an action figure or detachable items on a doll. It does not matter whether the toy comes with a choking hazard warning or not, they can easily become dangerous for toys.