Holiday time is supposed to be full of family and cheer. Everyone spends weeks finding the perfect gifts for the kids, wrapping them nice and neat, and putting them under the tree to await their fate on Christmas morning. The night before, Santa will even drop by to put his specially made gifts under your tree. Either way, when your kids wake up and open their presents they are going to want to play with them as soon as possible. However, if you aren’t particular about which toys you buy, you could be gifting your child a toy that could cause them physical harm.
Things to Consider When Buying Toys for Children and Toddlers
When you go shopping for children’s toys, two things should be on your mind.
1. Common Sense
Common sense says to not buy a one-year-old Lego sets with small pieces that could be choked on or stuck up their nose.
2. Check Age Level Warning
check the age level warning on the toy box. Manufacturers put these to cover themselves in case a four-year-old gets hurt by a toy meant for ages eight and up.
Common Injuries Caused by Children’s Toys
Most companies have their customers’ best interests in mind when making certain products. No company wants to make a product that will harm their consumer because it looks bad on the company and could lead to substantial financial loss.
For the most part, if you follow the instructions that came with the toy, your child should be okay. However, there are times when a product isn’t safe, no matter how careful you are. Some common toy-related injuries seen are:
- Eye Injuries
Contact an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney
If your child suffered injury from a new toy on Christmas, contact an experienced Houston personal injury attorney to see what they can do to help ease the pain. Call 713-524-8139 or go online to set up a time to speak with an experienced Houston personal injury lawyer at Pusch & Nguyen Law Firm.