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Protecting Children from Dangerous Toys


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12/11/2010
Daniel J. O'Brien
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Dangerous toys are often recalled for various reasons. Among the common reasons are magnets, small parts that could detach and inappropriate levels of lead.

 If you're concerned that you may possess dangerous toys, you can take the following precautions: 

  • Magnets - inspect all toys for magnets. If magnets are enclosed in material that can't be penetrated, chewed or broken, they may not pose a danger. To be completely safe, rid your home of all magnetic toys. A child can suffer internal injuries if they swallow a magnet. The injuries could be fatal if they swallow more than one magnet.
  • Lead - the paint on toys may contain inappropriate levels of lead, which is poisonous. You can search the Internet for a lead test kit to determine if any of your child's toys contain lead.
  • Small parts - toys with small parts that are detachable pose a choking hazard. Inspect toys for small parts and remove them or remove the toy altogether.
  • Age appropriateness - do not allow your child to play with toys that were meant for older children.
  • Recalled toys - check the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission website often for toy recalls. You can also subscribe to their RSS feeds and get occasional emails about any new recalls. 

Ultimately, you will have to do a little research and use your judgment when buying toys. Additionally, inspect your child's toys for ordinary wear and tear, which could make them dangerous. To learn more about dangerous toys, visit our article library. 

Contact a Philadelphia Product Liability Lawyer

If your child has been severely injured in a Philadelphia dangerous children's products accident, you shouldn't have to watch them suffer while you pay for expensive medical bills that were caused by another person's negligence. Contact a Philadelphia product liability lawyer at White & Williams LLP today. We will provide a free, no obligation consultation on your case -

1-877-944-8396.



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