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Holiday Safety: Toys and Products

December 17, 2018

The holiday season is a time to enjoy with family and friends, and the team at Begum Law Group wants to wish you a happy and safe holiday. As we buy gifts for our loved ones, especially the little ones, we invite you to search for gifts that are safe and appropriate for children. There are hidden hazards in everyday items, such as recalled products. In 2017, 28 toys were recalled due to different hazards involving choking, mechanical and fire.

Unfortunately, thousands of children are hurt or even killed each year due to an interaction with an unsafe or developmentally inappropriate toy. The month of December is known as Safe Toys and Gifts Month, in hopes of bringing awareness to defective products what could harm children.

A new report released by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, CPSC, estimates there were “174,100 toy-related emergency department-treated injuries and seven deaths in 2016 to children younger than 15. Riding toys, specifically non-motorized scooters, were the toy category associated with the most injuries and nearly half of toy-related deaths.” Of the deaths involving riding toys, all of them involved motor vehicles.

To ensure the wellbeing of your family, we invite you to research the products you buy for recalls, that includes second-hand products. Production companies may be held liable for injuries or even deaths caused by a product that was improperly manufactured.
Enforcement of manufacturers’ legal accountability to consumers helps make safer products. With the influx of questionable products manufacturers, the difficulty and complexity of products liability lawsuits have grown. Alex Begum and the Law Giant legal team are experienced in dealing with product liability cases.

If you, or someone you love, has been injured by a defective product, the offices of Alex Begum will make sure you are compensated for all pain and suffering caused by poorly manufactured that have endangered your wellbeing. Call 866-523-4167 or use our online contact form today.

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