When our child has a birthday, family members and friends always have the best intentions when they bring a gift for occasion. Unfortunately, though, parents can’t be too careful about safety and must examine anything given to the birthday boy or girl, before the child is allowed to play with it, right down to the packaging.
Dangerous children’s products have the potential to cause serious child injury, even wrongful death, whether it’s something they’ll play with at home or if it’s for a favorite sport or other outdoor activity. It’s hard to imagine that a present as seemingly harmless as a doll, a board game, building blocks, miniature cars, or even art supplies could be dangerous toys but, depending on where an item was made, the materials involved and how it was packaged, even the most basic of kids’ playthings can pose a risk to youngsters. See personal injury attorneys san antonio
In some cases, there may be toy choking hazards, such as when small parts can be pulled off of a doll, toy car, toy truck, dress up costumes, toy musical instruments or toy construction sets. Other toy choking dangers include small board game pieces, puzzle pieces, girls’ jewelry, crayons, pen caps and marbles. With kids, there is almost no limit to the ways they could be injured by a defective children’s product, and San Antonio, Texas personal injury lawyers, Herrera Law Firm, see every type of child toy injury.
Even children’s products designed to keep kids safe may actually injure them, including bicycle helmets, booster seats, car seats, playpens, safety gates and pool floatation devices. Likewise, practical basics such as cribs, strollers and high chairs can pose dangers such as defective straps, buckles, latches, wheels or trays.
Standard playground equipment, especially things like climbing gyms and trampolines, can result in fractures, broken bones, slip and fall accidents or, in the case of a severe defective toy injury, traumatic brain injury.