A toy-related injury can be serious and traumatic for children and families which is why parents should be familiar with the legal protections available to them when their child has been harmed by dangerous or defective toy. Products liability legal protections provide remedies to help with the physical, financial and emotional injuries and harm suffered because of a dangerous or defective product.
Common causes of toy-related harm and injuries include riding toys, such a tricycles and nonpowered scooters, and toy-related deaths which can include chocking, drowning, suffocation and riding toy accidents. Children under the age of 3 are at the greatest risk of toy choking hazards and riding toys account for the majority of toy-related injuries to children under the age of 14. Approximately half of all toy-related injuries occur to the head and face of the child.