During the holiday season, many Coral Gables families enjoy exchanging gifts. For many children, toys and presents are big part of the holiday season. While exchanging gifts and enjoying toys should be big part of the holiday season for any child, each year children and adults are seriously injured or even killed by defective products. It can be especially tragic for a child to be injured or killed by a defective toy that was given as a present. There are many things that parents can do to help prevent these types of Coral Gables personal injuries:
1) Choose toys from established companies or local companies with good track records. When shopping for toys and gifts, consider safety as well as the popularity of a toy. Choose toys from established and local companies, and opt for toys that have a reputation for being safe. There are many websites that track toys and review them for safety as well as other features. Consider visiting these sites before making your purchasing decisions.
2) Follow age suggestions for toys carefully. A toy that is perfectly safe for an older child may pose a choking hazard for a younger child. Always choose age-appropriate toys, as they are the safer option and less likely to cause Coral Gables injuries to children.
3) Do not buy used toys. Used toys are attractive because of their price and uniqueness, but used toys can be a problem. They may be altered or damaged in a way that causes them to be unsafe. Used, older toys may also have been recalled. Where possible, buy new toys or get a gift certificate that a child can use at a toy store. It is often the safer option.
4) Do not alter toys. Toys are designed to be safe when they are used as intended. Altering toys in any way can make them less safe. Electronic toys may cause Coral Gables burn injuries, for example, if electronic components don’t work correctly. Always encourage your child to use the toy as intended and check regularly for wear and tear to ensure that a toy has not become unsafe due to damage.
If your child is injured by an unsafe product during this holiday season, contact the Flaxman Law Group to arrange for a free case evaluation. Your no obligation, no-cost free consultation is your chance to ask questions and your chance to get information about your rights and options so that you can make the right decision for your child and your family. The Flaxman Law Group legal team can also provide some advice and assistance over the phone. During the holidays, the phone lines at the Flaxman Law Group will continue to be staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week so that you can always reach someone if you have been injured. You can always contact the Flaxman Law Group in order to get over the phone advice and in order to schedule a free, no obligation consultation to discuss your injuries and your rights with a personal injury attorney.