Because of the approaching Christmas season, toy stores are surely stacking up their supplies and displays that should attract parents and relatives looking for ideal gifts for children.
Customers, however, should not only look at the aesthetic feature of each product, they should make sure that these are safe toys for kids so that children will have a good time with it without being harmed.
Parents, friends, and relatives who are searching for the best holiday present for children must be reminded of this checklist before purchasing the product:
- Choking hazard. There are toys made up of small components which can choke children of young ages. Consumers must make sure that the toy has no part that can come loose and be swallowed by children.
- Age appropriate. The child's age is a big factor in choosing the appropriate toy for him. Always remember to buy toys that would not suffocate or injure younger kids even without anyone watching them play.
- Sharp edges. Some toys have sharp edges that will easily cut through a child's delicate skin. Carefully inspect the toy and make sure that it doesn't have sharp edges that will hurt more than entertain the recipient of the gift.
- Chemical components. A lot of recalls have been issued because of the chemical components of the product. Always remember to check the materials that were used in making the toy to make sure that none of the components can hurt the child.
- Child's health condition. Stuffed toys are among the common gifts received by children. However, if a child has health conditions, like asthma, then, it is not a good idea to give them hairy or furry stuffed toys as it can trigger asthma attack.
Toys help children learn and develop while they are being entertained. Never underestimate the importance of these toys and as much as possible, buy those that are educational to better help the child's development.
Aside from pharmaceuticals and vehicles, toys are also the common subject of recalls nationwide which has triggered hundreds of lawsuits filed by consumers.
The defect can either be in the toy's design, the components, or even in the instructional materials included with the toy.
Guardians of kids who were injured by defective toys in Los Angeles can file lawsuits are encouraged to acquire the services of Los Angeles personal injury lawyers who will help them go after the manufacturers responsible for the child's injury or illness.