Unforeseen hazards contribute to toy-related injuries
I’d say that this is a good support for our last article about why easing safety standards for child-oriented products is a bad idea.The American Association for Justice (12/2) reports, Unforeseen hazards are still finding their way into toys despite recently improved safety standards, illustrating the need for a strong civil justice system that protects children and holds negligent manufacturers accountable, according to a new report released today by the American Association for Justice (AAJ).
For years, corporations have knowingly shipped toys with hidden dangers like small parts, loose magnets, asbestos, and other toxic chemicals until outrage from parents and civil actions forced regulators or manufacturers to act. “As toys have become more sophisticated, so too have the risks associated with them,” said AAJ President Gibson Vance. ‘Protecting our children requires vigilance from everyone. Regulators, parents, manufacturers, and the civil justice system all play a part in keeping dangerous toys off store shelves.
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