Topic: Personal Injury
The holiday gift-giving season is in full swing as the number of shopping days begins to dwindle. If you are a parent, a grandparent, or anyone who will be purchasing toys for the children in your life, the toy safety group, W.A.T.C.H. has announced its annual list of worst toys for injuries. According to W.A.T.C.H., over 65 percent of annual toys sales occur during the holiday season. So before you hit the mall or purchase toys online, you may want to review the list below.
The following are the 10 Worst Toys of 2016:
Peppa Pig’s Muddy Puddles Family: This toy is for children ages two to three, but it does not contain a warning about choking hazards.
Kids Time Baby Children’s Elephant Pillow: The image on the packaging shows an infant snuggling with the pillow. However, the federal safety act bans pillows for children under one. The packaging does not contain any age specific warnings.
Slimeball Slinger: The slime can cause eye injuries from being fired from the mechanism. The projectile can reach over 30 feet.
Banzai Bump N’ Bounce Body Bumpers: The manufacturer recommends that children wear protective equipment when using this toy. However, the warning is in small print on the packaging, and the children pictured are not wearing such equipment.
Nerf Rival Apollo XV-700 Blaster: The masks that the children on the packaging are wearing are sold separately. There is potential for eye injuries if users do not wear the masks.
The Good Dinosaur Galloping Butch: The toy’s rigid tail can cause injuries to children’s faces.
Peppy Pups: This toy has a cord that is approximately 31 inches long. The industry recommends that this type of toy should have cords that are no longer than 12 inches because it can be a strangulation hazard.
Flying Heroes Superman Launcher: The spinning object could strike a child in the face or eyes.
Baby Magic Feed and Play Baby: The spoon that comes with the toy is small enough to be a choking hazard for children who are approximately two years old.
Warcraft Doomhammer: The manufacturer of this toy, which is based on the weapon used in the “Warcraft” movie, did not issue a warning on the packaging about the potential injuries associated with using a heavy, plastic hammer.
Maryland Personal Injury Lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton Represent Victims Injured by Dangerous Toys
If your child has been injured while using any of these toys, contact the dedicated Maryland personal injury lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton. If the toy manufacturer is responsible, or failed to provide the proper warnings on the packaging, we will hold them responsible for your injuries and pursue the maximum financial compensation. To schedule a free consultation, call us today at 800-547-4LAW (4529) or contact us online.
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