Category: Product Injury

December 1, 2015 / Product Injury

A Toy Story?

Your Children’s Toys: How Safe Are They? It’s difficult to contemplate that items bringing as much happiness as toys do might cause harm. Yet, like it or not, toys are responsible for a significant number of injuries. Over a quarter-million kids visit the ER because of toy-related injuries every year. One-third of injuries happen to children under the age of five. Still, we have to ask ourselves, with the annual lists that appear touting “dangerous toys,” is the danger nothing but hype? We know the news media can be prone to exaggeration. What are the facts? Toy Safety Facts The numbers of children that end up injured or even dead from toys are not hype—they are facts. But childhood injuries are largely caused by toys that aren[...]


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