Top 5 Toy Hazards to Keep in Mind When Holiday Shopping

Posted by PKSD Law Firm on Dec 08, 2008 in Product Recalls

Seeing as how Christmas advertisements have already begun, prompting consumers to begin their holiday shopping earlier and earlier each year, weve decided to post the Top 5 Toy Hazards according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The top 5 toy hazards:

* Scooters and other Riding Toys Riding toys, skateboards and in-line skates go fast and falls could be deadly. Helmets and safety gear should be worn at all times and be sized to fit.

* Small Balls and other Toys with Small Parts For children younger than age three, avoid toys with small parts, which can cause choking.

* Balloons Children under eight yrs. can choke or suffocate on un-inflated or broken balloons. Keep un-inflated balloons from children. Discard broken balloons at once.

* Magnets For children under age six, avoid building or play sets with small magnets. If magnets or pieces with magnets are swallowed, serious injuries and/or death can occur.

* Chargers and Adapters Charging batteries should be supervised by adults. Chargers and adapters can pose thermal burn hazards to children.

Please make sure that none of the gifts that youve purchased are recalled toys or childrens products.  Keep up-to-date on dangerous products by visiting www.cpsc.gov or www.recalls.gov .

PKSD is a Wisconsin personal injury law firm handling cases through out the state.  Our personal injury lawyers have successfully represented injured people in almost every county. We know Wisconsin.

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