World Against Toys Causing Harm, Inc. (W.A.T.C.H.) recently released its 51st annual list of the 10 Worst Toys. The organization aims to help parents avoid putting dangerous toys on their holiday shopping lists.
This year’s list of the 10 Worst Toys includes:
- Disney The Little Mermaid King Triton’s All-Powerful Trident: Potential blunt force and eye injuries.
- Original Squishmallows-Raisy: Potential for suffocation, particularly for infants.
- Soccer Boppers: Potential for blunt force and impact injuries.
- Diecast Fast-Food Truck: Potential for choking injuries.
- Our Generation Hop In Dog Carrier: Potential for choking injuries.
- Orbeez Seeds- Rainbow: Potential for choking and ingestion injuries.
- Splat-R-Ball Dude Perfect Blaster: Potential for eye injuries.
- B Toys Make A Melody Musical Instrument Set: Potential ingestion and choking injuries.
- Zoom-O Turbo Disc Launcher: Potential for face and eye injuries.
- Carve Pro Stunt Scooter: Potential for head and other impact injuries.
Many of the products fail to address dangerous concerns, despite having warning or caution signs on their labels or packaging.
How Can Parents Keep Their Children Safe This Holiday Season?
Numerous toys contain hidden hazards that unnecessarily put children at risk of injuries. W.A.T.C.H. stresses the importance of preventing dangerous toys from hitting the market by prioritizing safety in the design, manufacture, and marketing of children’s playthings.
The following are safety tips for parents this season:
- Parents should thoroughly inspect each toy and its label for safety concerns before giving it to a child.
- It is important to familiarize yourself with recent toy recalls and related child injuries.
- Parents can also go online to research the safety of a toy before purchasing it for a child.
- When shopping for toys in a retail store, carefully check for common hazards.
What Are Common Toy Hazards?
Parents should understand the types of toys that are generally best to avoid. The following are some of the most common toy hazards:
- Strings and cords
- Small parts that detach
- Toxic substances
- Rigid materials
- Lack of warnings on labels
What Should I Do if My Child Suffers a Toy Injury?
The first thing you should do if your child sustains a toy injury is get immediate medical attention. The next step is to consult with an experienced products liability lawyer. Your lawyer will identify all parties liable for your child’s injury, including manufacturers, marketers, distributors, and retailers. Having an experienced attorney who knows the relevant laws is critical.
Philadelphia Products Liability Lawyers at McCann Dillon Jaffe & Lamb, LLC Can Help if Your Child Was Injured by a Toy
Our Philadelphia products liability lawyers at McCann Dillon Jaffe & Lamb, LLC are dedicated to pursuing justice and compensation for our clients. If your child was injured due to someone else’s negligence, we are here to help. Call us at 215-569-8488 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. Located in Philadelphia and Abington, Pennsylvania, and Wilmington, Delaware, we serve clients throughout the surrounding areas.