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Approximately 181,000 Children Treated for Toy-Related Injuries in 2010


Posted on Nov 28, 2011

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports that approximately 181,000 children ages 15 and under were treated for toy-related injuries in 2010. While that number is still considered to be high, stronger safety rules have helped lead to safer toys.

Since the year 2008, there has been a continuous decline in toy recalls, a result of greater safety measures being taken by retailers and manufacturers of children products. 

Some of the safety efforts have included:
 

  • better tracking of toys from other countries;
  • low lead content levels in toys;
  • limits on certain phthalates and cadmium in toys;
  • enforcing mandatory toy standards; and
  • third party testing requirements and certification of toys made for children 12 and under. 

There are certain items that should be avoided when it comes to toy shopping including balloons, magnets, small parts on toys, and riding toys. In fact, non-motorized scooters continue to cause the most injuries. All of this should be kept in mind as you prepare to do your holiday shopping.

If your child was seriously injured as a result of a dangerous product, then you may be entitled to compensation. You should consult with a
Pennsylvania dangerous product attorney to learn what options are available.

Help from a Pennsylvania Dangerous Product Attorney

If you have been severely injured as a result of a dangerous product, you shouldn’t have to suffer and pay for expensive medical bills that were caused by another person’s negligence.
Contact a Pennsylvania dangerous product attorney at White & Williams LLP today. We will provide a free, no obligation consultation on your case – 1-877-944-8396.

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