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December is Safe Toys & Gifts Awareness Month December 3, 2018

La Crosse, La Crosse County
December is Safe Toys & Gifts Awareness Month, La Crosse, Wisconsin

Now that people are in the midst of their holiday shopping, personal injury attorneys encourage vigilance, especially in choosing items for children. Prevent Blindness America recognizes December as Safe Toys and Gifts Awareness Month, seeking to increase everyone’s knowledge about the importance of toy safety and how to reduce personal injury risks. The information and precautions below might help when purchasing presents for your loved ones.

Personal Injury Attorneys Offer Safe Toy Tips

Check Gifts for Recall Status

You can find out whether a toy or another consumer product is under a recall by checking the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) website. For example, on Nov. 20, 2018, HoMedics recalled 3,000 MyBaby Giraffe Nightlights because the giraffe-shaped nightlight has small feet that can detach, which creates a choking hazard to small children.

On Nov. 8, H.I.S. recalled about 5,300 of its girl’s clothing sets with metal pendant necklaces because the pendant contains levels of lead that violate the federal lead content ban. Personal injury attorneys know that when young children ingest lead, its toxicity can cause various illnesses.

Check Labels Before Purchasing Gifts

personal injury attorneyLabels on items such as clothing, stuffed animals, and dolls should state they are flame-resistant or flame-retardant. Toys and games for 3- to 6-year-olds that contain pieces, such as marbles, balloons, and small balls, must carry warnings of choking hazards. Checking labels before making purchases can prevent serious injuries.

What to Do if a Defective Product Injury Occurs

If your child gets hurt because of a recalled, dangerous, or mislabeled product, skilled injury attorneys will help you obtain money damages for the injury. You should collect the item, its original packaging, your gift or sales receipt, and check for recalls. Contacting a personal injury attorney quickly will start the process of protecting your right to compensation and might prevent other children from suffering an injury.   

 

The personal injury attorneys at Hale Skemp Hanson Skemp & Sleik hope you take every precaution to protect your family from harmful products during this gift-giving season. Based in La Crosse County, WI, these skilled injury attorneys have a strong record of success in protecting clients’ rights and obtaining full compensation for injured individuals throughout the county and surrounding area. If you or a loved one are injured by a defective or dangerous gift, trust this legal team to fight passionately and effectively for you. Visit their website to learn more about their practice and call (608) 784-3540 to schedule a free consultation.

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