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5 Toys to Avoid This Holiday Season

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about your family’s wish list for the holiday season. Even if you avoid going out on Black Friday, you may want to get a jump on your Christmas shopping by taking advantage of the many sales on Cyber Monday.


Unless you have been following the 2017 product recalls, though, you run the risk of purchasing something that is defective and has the potential to cause serious injury to your loved ones. Sadly, even if you do monitor recall lists closely, you could still end up getting hurt because of a malfunctioning or defective product that manufacturers have yet to pull from the shelves.

If you or someone in your family sustained serious injuries because of a negligent designer, manufacturer, or retailer, contact Laborde Earles Law Firm. Our award-winning team is relentless when it comes to securing compensation for our clients. Call 800-522-6733 to schedule a free case evaluation with a personal injury attorney in Marksville.

Read on to learn about five popular toys that manufacturers have recalled this year:

  1. Hoverboards

Hoverboards are a popular holiday gift, but iRover, LLC has recalled two particular models because of issues with the lithium-ion battery packs. Manufacturers have found that these batteries can overheat, catch fire, and even explode.

  1. Children’s Building Sets

Panelcraft Inc. recalled Batch #7 Rainbow Solids and Rainbow Dream Builders, which is a magnetic building set for kids. The corners of this set’s rectangles had a propensity for breaking off, causing the magnets to spill out and pose a choking hazard.

They have since replaced the problematic batch, but if you purchased this for your kids earlier this year, it is worth checking the date of manufacture. Defective batches were sold between November 2016 and January 2017.

  1. Baby Rattles

BRIO has recalled roughly 1,500 baby rattlers that were sold between March 2015 and June 2017. They discovered that the plastic rings on the end of the soft hammer rattle could crack, posing a choking hazard.

  1. Slap Bracelets

The slap bracelets that Studio Fun International released in tandem with a children’s book pose a risk because the metal band can wear through the fabric. The edges of the metal band are so sharp that they can cut kids’ fingers and hands.

  1. Plush Baby Stacking Toys

Hallmark has recalled their Disney-themed plush baby stacking toys because they pose a choking hazard. The bows and hats that the characters are wearing can tear off, and they are small enough for children to swallow.

Since manufacturers are always recalling toys and other products, it is wise to check the list right before you do your holiday shopping. This will help prevent your loved ones from sustaining serious injuries because of a defective product.

If someone in your home has already been hurt because of a company’s negligence, contact Laborde Earles Law Firm. We are proud to represent injured victims who deserve compensation, and we have the manpower and resources to go up against even the largest corporations. Call 800-522-6733 to schedule a free consultation with an accident lawyer in Marksville.