WATCH, a non-profit toy safety group, has released its list of the 10 worst toys of 2016. In the past year, 20 different toys were recalled in the United States because of safety defects. These recalls involved more than 800,000 individual toys, which proves that the existing standards regulating the toy manufacturing industry are inadequate. Toys are still being sold in the US which are unsafe and can children serious injuries. In fact, every 3 minutes of every day a child in the US is treated in the emergency room for a toy-related injury. And in the past 5 years, 60 children died from those injuries.
This holiday season, parents and other gift-givers need to be aware that there are toys available that are truly unsafe for children. Go to the WATCH website to view its list of the 10 worst toys for 2016, but keep in mind that there are many more toys that pose a risk to children. If your child has been injured by a defective toy, please call us for a free consultation so that we can determine how we may help your family get the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
Author: Serena C. Montague
Publication Date: December 9, 2016