Unfortunately, manufacturers will sometimes release products to the public without adequately testing these products for safety. Children’s toys are no exception.
Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) January 14, 2014
Commenting on a report about unsafe holiday toys, Philadelphia personal injury lawyer Randall Flager of Flager & Associates, PC said parents throughout the year should be aware of any potential hazards linked to their children’s toys.
Flager commented on a report in CBS Philly (“Safety Group’s Annual Report Lists Latest Unsafe Holiday Toys,” November 26). According to CBS Philly, the Pennsylvania Public Interest Group (PennPIRG) issued its 28th annual report on potentially hazardous children’s toys during the 2013 holiday season, with the goal of educating parents and preventing potentially fatal injuries to children.
“After the holiday season ends, people will continue to buy toys for children. Unfortunately, a dangerous toy can end up in a child’s playroom,” Flager said. “We have handled difficult cases involving injuries to children, which is why we urge parents to be aware of product hazards and recalls.”
Safety activists from PennPIRG told CBS Philly that the annual list, “Trouble in Toyland,” contained products such as Fisher-Price’s “Laugh and Learn” remote, which could potentially damage a child’s hearing, and Hasbro’s “Littlest Pet Shop,” which has small parts that could present a choking hazard to young children.
The CBS Philly article said that PennPIRG’s annual report has led to 150 different product recalls over the past 28 years. According to a Pennsylvania state representative, these recalls have proven to be important to consumers because many children’s toys are not thoroughly inspected before reaching store shelves.
“Unfortunately, manufacturers will sometimes release products to the public without adequately testing these products for safety. Children’s toys are no exception. If your child has been injured as a result of a toy that you believe was defective, you should seek the advice of legal counsel immediately,” Flager said. “It’s important to receive compensation for the injuries your loved one sustained and to make sure that manufacturers are held accountable.”
The 2013 “Trouble in Toyland” report is available online at http://www.uspirgedfund.org/reports/usf/trouble-toyland-2013.
About Flager & Associates, PC
Flager & Associates serves the legal needs of personal injury victims throughout the five-county area and has offices located in Trevose, Philadelphia, New Hope, and New Jersey. Attorney Flager and his experienced legal team work tirelessly to protect the rights of injury victims involved in car and truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, slip and fall accidents, dog attacks, and many other types of personal injury cases. An AV-rated attorney, Randall Flager is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, reserved for a small percentage of trial attorneys who have obtained settlements or verdicts totaling over $1 million.
If you or a loved one was injured by a dangerous product, call Flager & Associates at 215-953-5200 or visit http://www.flagerlaw.com for a free case consultation.
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