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Dangerous Materials That Present A Hazard To Children

April 27, 2015 Hastings and Hastings

Children today have more dangers and hazards to navigate than ever before. This is likely due to the increasing number of toys, games and playthings available on the open market. One of the best ways to protect children from dangerous materials is to simply be an aware parent and to exercise extreme caution all times. For example, parents should always avoid toys, games and other items that include magnets, magnetic pieces and other items that contain magnets.

Serious Complications In The Digestive System

Even something as simple as a magnetic type building set can present a serious danger to children. Puzzles, jewelry, and other child’s toys that contain magnets can result in extreme injury and even loss of life if swallowed. One major concern when it comes to the ingestion of magnets is that multiple magnets can cause serious complications in the digestive system. In some instances, magnet ingestion may require emergency surgery.

Check Online For Possible Toy And Game Recalls

Parents should also always make it a point to choose toys that are identified as lead free. While most toys will indeed be lead free today, there are still some that may contain lead or other toxic materials. Be proactive in this regard and always know the type of materials that a particular toy or game uses as a way to prevent injury. Equally important is to check online for possible toy and game recalls. There are many quality sites available on the Internet that can help parents determine which toys will be safest for their children.

Parents Monitor And Handle Balloons At All Times

Finally, pieces of balloons and un-inflated balloons can result in a catastrophic choking related event. This is especially true with regard to children who are under 18 years of age. Even something as simple as blowing up a balloon can result in a child inhaling a piece of balloon resulting in a choking hazard. When balloons are part of the festivities it is best if parents monitor and handle balloons at all times. Keeping balloons out of reach of children is a smart and effective way of reducing the chances of an unintentional and unexpected accident. Contact Hastings and Hastings today to learn more about Phoenix Arizona personal injury legal representation.