As the holidays approach it is important to consider the issue of age appropriateness
when purchasing toys for children. Toy manufacturers are currently required
to warn consumers regarding the age appropriateness of toys for children.
Many toys contain components which are sharp or constitute chocking or
other hazards and are inappropriate and unsafe for younger children.
It is important when purchasing toys to closely read the age appropriateness
guidelines on the package. If the package does not contain age appropriate
guidelines alert the store owner.
As product liability attorneys we have seen the severe injuries and even
deaths which can result from young children playing with toys which are
not age appropriate. Particularly at this time of year, please be careful
to carefully inspect the toys you purchase for loved ones. Happy Holidays!