How to Safely Purchase Toys Online

More people than ever are now shopping online. Online shopping gives you convenience; however, it does have some disadvantages.  When shopping for toys online, it can be difficult to determine if the toy is safe and a good fit for the child. You cannot hold the toy and inspect it and warning labels can be harder to read. Here are a few safety tips you can use when shopping for toys online to make sure you are making a safe choice.

  • Make sure the product is not recalled. You can visit the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s website to see that the toy has not been recalled. Although toys should be removed from stores, unfortunately that is not always the case.
  • Read the product details and any additional information offered under the toys description.
  • Avoid toys that have incomplete product information.
  • Do not trust a brand just because it is well known; still do your research.
  • Read the reviews provided.

Overall, consumers should keep in mind the child’s age and abilities to determine if a toy is a good fit for them. You can also visit our previous blog post here where we provided you with the list of W.A.T.C.H.’s top 10 unsafe toys.

Recovering compensation after an injury from a defective product

It is a manufacturer’s responsibility to make sure their products are safe for consumers.  If someone is injured due to a defective product, a product liability claim may exist.  A claim may be pursued to pay for damages caused by the defective product such as medical bills, missed time from work and pain and suffering. 

If you or someone you know has been seriously injured by a defective product, it is important to contact a personal injury attorney to review your rights.  Call 412-661-1400 to schedule a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer in Pittsburgh at Berger and Green today.

 Source: W.A.T.C.H., “Toy Safety:”