Be Cautious When Shopping for Outdoor Water Toys and Pool Floats

swimming pool accident lawyer Long IslandHere are some safety tips for shopping for outdoor water toys and pool floats this summer:

Research an outdoor water toy before purchasing it.

It is important to always check Consumer Reports or recall announcements before purchasing a toy for your pool. In addition, do not purchase used pool toys, because they may not function properly. Furthermore, used outdoor toys such as water guns or pool floats may not be held to the same safety standards as new items.

Shop at a reputable store or website.

It is important to purchase outdoor water toys or pool floats from a reputable seller in order to avoid purchasing a defective product.

Purchase outdoor water toys that are age and size appropriate.

According to the Toy Industry Association (TIA), only twenty-seven percent of people look at the recommended age for safety purposes. A water toy that is too large for your pool or a water gun that is too large for the child to hold can result in serious injuries, including drowning.

Be sure that you are purchasing a good quality product.

It is important to make sure that a pool float is durable and will not break. A damaged pool float can result in serious consequences.

Read the instructions.

Read the instructions and warning labels before using an outdoor water toy or pool float.

If you or someone you love has suffered a serious injury as a result of a defective or dangerous manufactured product, you may be entitled to compensation. The New York dangerous products lawyers at Levine & Slavit, PLLC are committed to product safety and will vigorously fight to protect you and your loved one’s rights. For a free case evaluation, call (888)-LAW-8088.

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