UNSAFE FURNITURE AND TOYS

Not only do toys provide hours of fun, enjoyment and learning opportunities to our children, but they also play a vital role in the development of children. However, your home could possibly contain potentially hazardous toys or furniture which could cause serious injuries or be fatal to your child in some cases.

Examples of unsafe furniture and toys are:

  • Cribs, play pens, strollers, jogging strollers and bicycle trailers
  • Defective car seats
  • Lead paint and other toxic coatings on toys or furniture
  • Projectile toys
  • Mattresses and other products that release toxic fumes
  • Easily breakable toys – small parts causing choking
  • Sharp points and edges that can puncture, cut or bruise
  • Flammable fabric
  • Chemicals that can be poisonous if swallowed or explosive if heated
  • Strangulation hazards – long strings, cords or elastic straps
  • Electrical toys using high voltage current
  • Furniture that can easily tip over

Furniture and toys become unsafe when they are hazardously designed, badly made, misleadingly advertised, inaccurately labelled or foolishly and irresponsibly sold. It is the responsibility of all manufacturers, importers and distributors to ensure that all toys and furniture are designed with safety in mind. Age appropriateness of toys is a top priority and toys should be able to withstand the expected level of use from the consumer.

Innocent children’s lives are put at risk when manufacturers and retailers fail to meet the necessary safety criteria associated with toys and furniture and such manufacturers, importers and retailers could face claims if a consumer is injured.

Talk to an Unsafe Furniture and Toys specialist today

Obtain free initial advice and the opportunity to talk through your experience with Ryan our unsafe furniture and toys specialist

Tel 083 258 6560
Email ryane@medlaw.co.za