Summer toy reminder: not all new children’s products are safe | Bart Durham Injury Law

Summer toy reminder: not all new children’s products are safe

Summer is nearly here, and like other Nashville residents, you may be anxious to enjoy some warm-weather fun with your family. There are plenty of outdoor toys, games and equipment that can make your summer memorable, but some may cause harm to you or your children. At Bart Durham Injury Law, we realize how a defect in the design of certain products can cause lasting physical harm.

If you grew up in the 1970s through the early 1990s, you might have played with such summer toys as the Slip ‘n Slide, lawn darts and several types of water hose attachments meant to make running through the sprinklers more fun. Some of these products were recalled in the 1980s and 1990s because they had been responsible for numerous injuries. Lawn darts had been among the most hazardous of these popular outdoor toys. According to AOL, toy companies have redesigned many of these products to be safer, and they should be available this summer.

As welcome as this news might be to your family, you should understand that new toys become available on the market all the time, and some may not have been properly designed or thoroughly tested for safety. A recent list of the most dangerous children’s toys included some that had small parts that might break off and cause a choking hazard, as well as toys with projectile pieces that could injure eyes or cause choking. A small trampoline meant to fold up quickly was also said to have caused injuries.

It is smart to inspect new toys before allowing your children to play with them, and to look for damage or design defects that could present a hazard. Age-appropriate supervision is also recommended. You may learn more about defective toys and other dangerous products by visiting our page on product liability.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Bart Durham Injury Law

You Deserve To Be Paid For What You've Gone Through

Our attorneys have more than 75 years of experience helping people like you.

Results For Our Clients

  • $3 Million Settlement - Passenger Hit By A Drunk Driver
  • $1 Million Judgment - Passenger Hit By A Drunk Driver
  • $1,450,000 Settlement - Passenger Hit By A Truck
More Client Results


  • "All of the staff members at Bart Durham Injury Law are very friendly and great to work with. They have open lines of communication with their clients, and respond in a timely manner. I trust them with my legal matters, and would advise anyone else in need of a lawyer to contact them first." - Julia Batson
  • "Bart Durham has a great team of people who are quick to respond and quick to help. The first time I met with them, they were kind and welcoming, and really listened to what I had to say. After my accident, I wasn't sure what to do, or how to get started. They took me through the process step by step, and got me the help I needed to continue on with my life. This is a friendly team with a dedication to helping people, and I'm so thankful for them!!" - Kara Davidson
More Testimonials