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Belluck & Fox Law Firm Urges Caution When Buying Toys This Holiday Season
Date:12/6/2009

Attorney Joseph W. Belluck of Belluck & Fox, LLP says dangerous substances such as asbestos have been found in toys in past holiday seasons.

New York, NY (PRWEB) December 6, 2009 -- As parents shop for children's toys during the holiday season, they should be alert to reports of recalls due to lead paint or asbestos contamination, says a New York personal injury lawyer.

“Close to 230,000 children visit hospital emergency rooms each year due to toy-related injuries,” says Joseph W. Belluck, who practices with Belluck & Fox, LLP in New York. "It is critical that parents are aware of the potential dangers from toys, especially those that contain dangerous substances such as asbestos."

The danger from asbestos, a deadly fiber that can cause mesothelioma, is very real, Belluck says. In past holiday seasons, asbestos has been found in a variety of consumer products, including one of the season's biggest-selling Christmas toys, a CSI Fingerprint Examination Kit, as well as two brands of children's play clay.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting consumers and families from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from toys. The CPSC Web site maintains a list of toy recalls and offers an e-mail service that alerts consumers to the latest information about toy recalls.

Mr. Belluck urges consumers to check the

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