The holidays are approaching, and parents will be on the lookout for this year’s hottest toys. Before deciding what gifts to give, however, they should consider toy safety. Defective toys can have hidden dangers for kids and may have resulted in numerous recalls in the past year. World Against Toys Causing Harm, Inc. (WATCH) recently released their list of the Most Dangerous Toys for 2017 and urge parents to avoid them. The list includes toys with small parts that can be a choking hazard, as well as some that have inadequate safety information. Most toys feature hazards that WATCH has been warning consumers about for years.
The toys on this year’s list are:
WATCH, a non-profit child safety group based in Boston, has released a list of dangerous toys for over 40 years. According to WATCH, there have been 15 toy recalls since December of 2016, accounting for nearly two million units. The group states that these numbers indicate toy safety standards in the U.S. are insufficient to keep children safe. It is important for parents to research potential gifts to see if products are subject to recall and to ensure that toys are age-appropriate.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective toy, call the Philadelphia product liability lawyers at Galfand Berger LLP. Our knowledgeable, experienced lawyers have successfully represented clients in all types of defective product cases, and we are dedicated to obtaining the compensation you deserve. With offices conveniently located in Philadelphia, Bethlehem, Lancaster, and Reading, we serve clients throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Call us today at 1-800-222-USWA (8792) or contact us online for a consultation.