With the holiday season and the post-Thanksgiving retail sale blitz fast approaching, Long & Long would like to warn parents to check the available lists of toy and consumer product recalls before buying holiday presents for their children. This simple step can help you protect your children from toys that contain lead, cadmium, or other harmful chemicals. One resource for keeping track of dangerous product recalls, in addition to this blog, is the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s list of Infant/Child Product Recalls.
Recent recalls of seemingly harmless toys further highlight the need for vigilance by parents against defective products, such as this week’s recall of comic book hero and Wizard of Oz glasses found to contain high levels of lead. This recall was prompted by an investigation by the Associated Press into heavy metals in children’s products. Coca-Cola this week also announced a recall of 88,000 drinking glasses designed to look like the company’s distinctive, red cans after it found the glasses contained cadmium.
Defective products like these can cause serious injuries to children and adults, including lead poisoning, permanent brain injury, and even wrongful death. This holiday season, protect your family by staying aware of defective product recalls. The product liability lawyers of Long & Long wish you and your family a happy and safe holiday season.
If you or your child has been harmed by a defective consumer product, please contact the product liability attorneys of Long & Long today for a free case evaluation.