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Lead in Children’s Toys

Few things are more important to a parent than the safety of his or her child. Parents will do nearly anything to keep their children safe from harm. Unfortunately, toys are occasionally overlooked hazards. One recently publicized danger present in some children’s toys is contamination from lead paint.

What is Lead Poisoning?

Lead poisoning occurs when and individual breathes in or swallows particles of lead from an object that has been either made with lead or painted with lead based paint. Lead poisoning is especially dangerous for young children and has the ability to cause problems with a child’s growth, behavior, and ability to learn.

How to Tell if a Toy Has Lead

When a toy is discovered to contain traces of lead, it is put on a list of recalled toys. The easiest way to check and see if your child’s toys are safe is to check the list of recalled toys and make sure that the toys your child plays with are not on that list. If they are on the list, you should dispose of them immediately.

How to Check Your Child for Lead Poisoning

Unfortunately, lead poisoning is asymptomatic in many cases, so it is difficult to impossible to identify it without a blood test. If your child has had exposure to a toy that contains lead, you should schedule an appointment with your health care provider and let them know that you need to get a lead test for your child.

Your healthcare provider will write a prescription for your child to get a blood test at a laboratory, which will then show if they have lead poisoning or not.

Contact a Stevens Point Toy Defect Lawyer

If your child has come into contact with a toy contaminated with lead, you need to secure legal help immediately to make sure that you receive full compensation for any damages suffered. Contact the Stevens Point toy defect lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today by calling (800) 242-2874.