The holidays are fast approaching, and you probably have most of your Christmas shopping done already. But if you are taking on the role of Santa this year to a bunch of beloved kiddos, be sure to avoid toys that have been suggested to be hazardous or defective by World Against Toys Causing Harm (W.A.T.C.H.). These toys can cause serious injury or death to children of all ages, including infants and teens.
Continue below to review W.A.T.C.H.’s list for the most dangerous children’s toys of 2021, plus what to do if your child is injured by a defective toy or product in Indiana.
W.A.T.C.H.’s List of the Most Hazardous Children’s Toys For 2021
No one wants to be responsible for providing a child with a toy that ultimately injures or maims them. It is important to strongly consider which toys and products you purchase for children by considering their age, as well as the consumer reviews on safety and operation. Common injuries that result from hazardous children’s toys include blunt force trauma, electrocutions, choking, chemical burns, and suffocation.
The World Against Toys Causing Harm (W.A.T.C.H.) is a well-revered, long-standing organization that works in depth to identify dangerous or hazardous children’s toys. According to their comprehensive studies, a child is treated every three minutes in an emergency room for toy-related injuries.
Last year, we provided a blog on the most dangerous children’s toys of 2020, so be sure to review these toys as well, as they may still be on the market and on the shelves at your local department stores and on-line. As a result of this dangerous toy list, nine children lost their lives, while nearly 200,000 others were injured, some seriously.
This year, W.A.T.C.H. suggest that these are the top 10 most dangerous children’s toys to avoid:
➀ Bright Starts Tummy Time Prop & Play – Risk of suffocation
➁ Hape Learn To Play Drum – Risk of choking
➂ Hover-1 My First Hoverboard – Risk of head injuries and orthopedic injuries
➃ Nerf Hyper Rush-40 Blaster – Risk of eye and face injuries
➄ Perfectly Cute My Lil’ Baby Feed & Go Set – Risk of choking
➅ Radio Flyer Spin ‘N Saucer – Risk of impact injuries
➆ Rollers Light-Up Heel Skates – Risk of blunt impact injuries
➇ Snake Eyes G.I. Joe Origins Ninja Strike Sickles – Risk of blunt force impact and eye injuries
➈ Squeakee Minis Poppy the Bunny – Risk of battery ingestion
➉ Walmart My Life As Shopping Basket – Risk of choking
*These are in no particular order.
Protection for Children Injured by Defective or Dangerous Toys
As United States citizens, we have certain legal protections against hazardous or unsafe products. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) set such requirements for manufacturers, which mandate them to follow strict health and safety standards. So, when consumers are seriously injured or killed by a hazardous product, certain legal entitlement may ensue.
If your child was injured by a dangerous or defective toy, your first step is to get them immediate medical treatment. Then, as soon as possible, contact an experienced Indianapolis Indiana personal injury law firm for help pursuing legal action against the negligent manufacturer or retailer. A seasoned civil litigator will navigate your child injury product defect claim from start to finish, recovering the maximum settlement for your child’s damages and losses.
Are you looking for a qualified personal injury law firm to help you with your child injury case in Indiana? Contact the Law Office of Craven, Hoover, and Blazek P.C. at 317-881-2700 to schedule a free case evaluation and discuss the best course of action for your child injury product liability claim in Indianapolis, Indiana. We serve clients all throughout Indiana.
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