As Published By
ALAN S. RIPKA, ESQUIRE
Horse-on-a-Stick Toys May Strangle Your Child

On November 10, 2010, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission along with Big Ideas Marketing recalled around 8,800 Horse-on-a-Stick toys because the toy’s bridle can strangle children. When buying a toy for one’s child, a parent should not have to worry about the toy endangering their child’s life, says Alan Ripka, Esquire.

Big Ideas Marketing, of Owings Mills, Maryland sold these toys at Love’s Travel Stop and Country stores nationwide from May 2010 through July 2010. The CPSC received a report of near strangulation of a 2-year-old boy whose neck became trapped in the reins. The reins on horse-on-a-stick toy’s bridle are long enough to form a loop around a child’s head and neck, posing a strangulation hazard to young children.

The toys can be identified by the following description: filled with polyester fiber; fluffy mane; and the horse’s ears are embroidered with the words “PRESS HERE” in red. The horse makes neighing and galloping sounds when the ears are pressed.

If your child or that a loved one has been injured from toys such as these, you may be entitled to compensation. Alan Ripka and his professional team of lawyers can evaluate your situation and determine the next steps to gain justice for you and your family. Alan Ripka has fought against large companies in other matters and will fight for you if we believe you have a potential case for medical malpractice, products liability, personal injury, and is prepared to go to court and have a version trial if necessary. Please call or contact Alan Ripka.

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