2011 Choking Hazard Toy Recalls
There are several reasons why a toy might be recalled, including the use of lead paint, posing a strangulation hazard, or choking hazard. While lead paint recalls have gained much media attention in recent years, choking hazards remain one of the leading causes for toy recalls and these pose perhaps the gravest threat to a child’s safety. If a toy has any detachable piece that is small enough for a child to put into his or her mouth and choke on, a company will often have to recall the product if it is intended for children of a certain age.
If your child has choked on part of a dangerous toy, do not allow the manufacturer to go unpunished. Contact the dedicated Danville toy defect lawyers of Spiros Law, P.C., at (217) 443-4343 to learn about your legal rights and options.
Some Specific Recalls
Dozens of toys were recalled in 2011. Among these, many recalls cited an unacceptable choking hazard as one of the factors prompting the recall. The following are a few specific products that were recalled for this reason in 2011:
- Mini Stars Building Set by Edushape
- Twist ‘n Sort Toys by Guidecraft
- Toy Workshop and Tool Set by Little Tikes
- Tumblikin Toys by International Playthings
- Musical Shaker by Woodstock Percussion
- Magnetic Sketchboards by Battat
- Toy Cell Phones by Discovery Toys
- Colorful Hearts Teddy Bears by Build-A-Bear
- Muscial Wooden Table Toys by Battat
- Toy Keys and Remote by Battat
- Toy Activity Trucks by Infantino
This list is only a small portion of the toys that were recalled last year, but it offers unsettling insight into just how widespread these dangers are.
Your son or daughter should never have been harmed by a toy that was to bring them joy and entertainment. This trauma is inexcusable. Contact the defective toy attorneys of Spiros Law, P.C., by calling (217) 443-4343 today to discuss the potential merits of legal action if your child suffered due to a toy-related choking hazard.