Friday, December 13, 2019

National Safe Toys Month

Did you know that the month of December is National Safe Toy and Gift Month? Our personal injury lawyers at the Lake of the Ozarks did. It can be the responsibility of the store selling the merchandise to ensure that they are selling safe products. If you or someone you love has been injured due to an unsafe toy, you may have the grounds for a personal injury case at the Lake of the Ozarks. Call Gibbons Law Firm at (573) 348-2211 for your free consultation today. In the meantime, keep reading for some details on National Safe Toy and Gift Month and a few tips for selecting a safe toy in the store in this week's blog.

Be sure to buy all the safety equipment that is necessary to come with certain toys.
While a toy may seem adventurous and fun, consider the treats that may go along with the item. A skateboard or rollerskates are popular gift items, but many children fall and get injured using this type of toy. If you are giving a gift like this, consider giving a safety item along with it. For example, a helmet and knee pads may compliment a bike well.

Be aware of all the small pieces that come with the toy your buying and the possible choking hazards.
When gifting for a child, consider choking hazards. Small toys and small pieces that can break off can be very dangerous for a kid. Many young children will put anything they find in their mouth. If an item is large enough, it can block their airways, causing them to choke.

Know what the appropriate age is for the toy.
Age suggestions are on almost every toy. Be sure you are looking at these age guidelines when picking out a gift for a child. The toymakers have a reason behind these suggestions and it's safest for everyone involved if they have accurate toys for their specific age. Especially if you aren't familiar with children toys, pay close attention to the ages on toy packages.

Facts and Statistics About National Safe Toy & Gift Month:

  • The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has reported about 251,000 toy-related injuries annually. 
  • The majority of people with these injuries (72%) are 15 years of age or younger. 
  • This epidemic of unsafe toys is very dangerous for kids. 
  • Toymakers are working diligently to make toys safer for all. 
  • Stricter regulations have been put into place in recent years. 
  • Over 19 million toy recalls have been made due to safety concerns. 

Merry Christmas From Gibbons Law!

All of us here at Gibbons Law Firm hope you found this blog enlightening. Be careful and alert of everything when selecting the perfect gift for your children. Remember, if you are in need of an experienced personal injury attorney in Camden County, call Gibbons Law today at (573) 348-2211 for your free consultation.

Remember, your initial consultation with Gibbons Law Firm is always free.

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