Every year, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recalls dangerous consumer products. Unfortunately, many product recalls are for toys marketed at children.
According to a report by financial news company Bloomberg, Dollar Tree is a major source of unsafe products. Dollar Tree is an American chain of retail stores. Federal regulators discovered the store offered consumer goods that were rarely inspected for safety, such as children’s toys that present choking hazards or products with high lead content.
Many of the products are made in China, where there are fewer regulations mandating safe product design. The CPSC inspects less than 1 percent of imports, and many unsafe products can slip across the border and onto market shelves.
One example provided in the report involved a family that lost a 4-year-old daughter after she choked on a mini-marker bought at Dollar Tree. The family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Dollar Tree that was later settled out of court.
Parents can check on recalls that have come under the radar of the CPSC. The CPSC website has a list of product recalls, including information on why it was recalled and what parents can do to keep their children safe. In addition, parents have the option of contacting the CPSC to report an unsafe product.
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Parents with children who have been injured by an unsafe product have the option of contacting an attorney to learn more about their options. Our readers can learn more about product liability and the importance of contacting an attorney by exploring our website.
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