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Holiday Gifting Dangers

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As parents, we want to give our children the best. However, some hidden dangers regarding cheap toys and gifts can put our little ones in danger. Let’s look at how we can protect our kids from these potential hazards, from lithium batteries to defective products.

Lithium Batteries In Toys

When looking for toys for our children, we may not think twice about the batteries inside them. But in recent years, lithium-ion batteries have become increasingly more popular as they provide a higher energy density than other types of batteries, such as alkaline or nickel-metal hydride.

Unfortunately, these lithium-ion batteries tend to overheat and explode when they come into contact with moisture or are subjected to extreme temperatures. This can lead to serious injury if a child is playing with a toy that contains one of these batteries. It’s important to always check the warning label on any toy that you purchase to determine whether it includes a lithium battery.

Defective Toys

Another danger associated with cheap toys and gifts is that they may be defective or contain dangerous materials. If such an item injures your child, you may be able to file a product liability lawsuit against the manufacturer or retailer who sold you the item in question.

To find out if an item has been recalled due to defects or dangerous materials, you can check the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) website for further information. You should also ensure that any toys you purchase meet the standards set by ASTM International (formerly known as the American Society for Testing and Materials)

New York Defective Product Lawyers

Each year, countless people are injured by defective products, many of which are given as gifts. If you or someone you love has been hurt by a defective product this holiday season, call the Salenger, Sack, Kimmel & Bavaro, LLP today for more information.

We can help you get the compensation you deserve and hold the responsible parties accountable. Don’t let the holidays be spoiled by an injury caused by a defective product. Call us today, and let us help you get the justice you deserve.

Call us at (800) 572-7246 or visit our website to get started on a consultation request form.