Safe Toys For Kids: How to Choose | DC Metro Area Personal Injury Law Blog

 Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, founding partner

I have been posting a lot about toy safety recently, and I began to think that it would be useful to put together a list of some good websites where you can go to learn more about toy safety.  The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is a federal agency that publishes product recalls and permits consumers to lodge complaints about unsafe toys.  A list of recalled toys can also be found at

In addition to government sites, there are several private entities that track product defects and test for product safety.  Here are some examples:

Obviously, no governmental or private entity can inspect all toys.  Therefore, manufacturers must take all steps necessary to be sure their products are safe before they are pushed into the marketplace for profit.  Companies must put people over profits.

When purchasing toys, please remember:

  • children should not be given toys intended for older people
  • beware of toys with small parts that can be swallowed
  • beware of toys that have sharp edges
  • beware of toys that emit heat
  • be sure toys do not have missing or damaged parts

We wish you a safe and happy holiday season.

About the author:

Mr. Zambri is a Past-President of the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. and has been rated by Washingtonian magazine as a “Big Gun” and among the “top 1%” of all lawyers in the Washington metropolitan area.  The magazine also describes him as “one of Washington’s best–most honest and effective lawyers” whose practice is dedicated to representing people in catastrophic personal injury matters, including product liability, medical malpractice and automobile accident claims.  Mr. Zambri has also been named a “Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyer magazine (March/April 2009)–a national publication that honors the top lawyers in America.

Mr. Zambri was sought after to publish a chapter regarding product liability litigation in Aspatore Books – a company that is touted as “the largest and most exclusive publisher of C-1 Level executives (CEO, CFO, CTO, CMO, Partner) from the world’s most respected companies and law firms.”  To read Mr. Zambri’s publication, entitled “Constantly Preparing To Win”, please click here.

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