On Christmas morning, every child wants to unwrap the toy they asked Santa to bring them. But the elves buying those toys need to be aware of potential dangers, which might make some toys unsafe.
In a recent interview on Good Day Tulsa, injury lawyer Michael Carr discussed some common hazards parents should be aware of as they finish up their holiday shopping.
“There’s a nonprofit organization called World Against Toys Causing Harm, and every year they put out a list of what they consider to be the most dangerous toys,” explained Carr.
“There’s this toy called the Squeaky Mini Poppy…the problem is, this rabbit has three button batteries in it. And if the compartment becomes open and a child puts the battery in his mouth and swallows it, the child can be killed.”
Child button battery injuries that result in hospitalization have gone up considerably in the past year. But button batteries aren’t the only danger parents should be aware of. Infant Tummy Time products should be used with caution and only with parental supervision.
“There’s a suffocation hazard to it,” said Carr. “The product warns about it, but, of course, a phone call comes in…someone’s at the door and the parent has to leave for a little while. And that can be a problem.”
If you’ve got questions about a product or toy-related injury, don’t hesitate to reach out to the injury lawyers at Carr & Carr for a complimentary consultation at 866-510-0580.