West Palm Beach product liability lawyer Susan Ramsey an expert in South Florida Legal matters / product liability states that Toys can create wrongful death, resulting on innocent deaths this holiday season.
November 19, 2008, West Palm Beach, FL –Informed Palm Beach County product liability attorney, Ramsey, says with the holidays around the corner parents and families find themselves purchasing children’s’ toys in mass quantities this time of year. Many toys are safe for use and made. However, cheaply made toys are entering the marketplace and pose one of the most dangerous areas of defective and dangerous products. In 2003 alone, of the 155,400 toy injury emergency room visits of children under the age of 14, 5,000 required hospitalization.
Educated West Palm Beach Florida product liability attorney, Ramsey, with the West Palm Beach law firm of Gary Roberts and Associates alerts consumers it is essential the toys our children play with are free of hazards and possible dangers. Sadly, in reality, many innocent children suffer serious and often times fatal injuries because of defective toys sold in the American market place.
Here are some common toy hazards to consider:
-Toys containing lead based paint, can lead to lead poisoning
-Toys with small pieces pose a choking hazard
-Toys with long strings or rope pose a strangulation hazard
-Older age appropriate toys may create a hazard resulting in physical injury to younger, smaller
-Consult the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) at www.fda.gov for up to date
toy safety alerts and recalls
Skilled product liability attorney, Susan Ramsey, is reminding consumers to consider all possible hazards when purchasing toys this upcoming holiday season. When a child is injured by a defective toy the damages can be catastrophic and the toy manufacturer may be held responsible for compensation to injured victims.
Susan B. Ramsey, a West Palm Beach, FL product liability attorney (561) 686-1800 [email protected]