18 toy related deaths says U.S. Federal government-how do we keep kids safe?

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170,000 toy related injuries treated in U.S. Hospital emergency rooms in 2007. Safe Kids Worldwide alerts toy safety reminder during holiday season.

December 23, 2008, West Palm Beach, FL (JusticeNewsFlash.com)–Justice toy safety advocates is teaming with Safe Kids Worldwide http://www.usa.safekids.org/, this holiday season in an effort to maintain child safety. Safe Kids USA, a non-profit organization located in Washington, D.C. and a member of Safe Kids Worldwide, urges all American consumers to be aware of common toy hazards this holiday season. In 2007, toy related injuries caused 18 children deaths.

JusticeNewsFlash.com (JNF) toy safety correspondents and West Palm Beach, Florida toy injury attorneys list the top five toy hazards:

-Scooters and other riding toys (skateboards, inline skates, bikes, shoes with rollers) (broken bones, spine injury, head injury)
-Small balls and other toys with small parts (choking)
-Balloons: keep uninflated balloons away from children and discard broken balloons (choking)
-Magnets (choking)
-Chargers and adapters (burns)

JNF toy injury reporters advocate to keep this holiday happy and safe by protecting kids from unsafe toys that may cause an injury. If you or one of your children have been injured by an unsafe toy you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.

News Contributor: H. Ryan, toy safety reporter

JusticeNewsFlash.com (JNF) provides a forum for lawyers, reporters and other professionals to communicates with consumers in their communities. Stories covered include U.S government health and law initiatives, defective toy product litigation, toy injury legal actions, wrongful death lawsuits and personal injury claims.

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Heather L. Ryan, R.N., C.L.N.C- Heather Ryan is a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant with 15 years of experience in the health care industry. Her expertise in reviewing medical records and assisting lawyers with the determination as to whether legal action should be taken provides an invaluable asset to the newsroom. Medical-malpractice, products liability, personal injury and workers’ compensation are some of the recent areas of litigation Ms. Ryan has focused her efforts on. A member of the Florida Justice Association, Heather maintains a long list of certifications and credentials to support her areas of expertise and stays up-to-date with her clinical knowledge working as an emergency room/trauma nurse, at a Level 1, Adult/Pediatric trauma and teaching institution in South Florida.