Children cannot protect themselves and it is our duty to make sure they aren’t exposed to unsafe products with defects. Therefore, I want to inform the readers of this blog of 2 recent recalls relating to defective products that may harm children.  Here are the recalled items I came across that I think your children should stay away from.

1) Captain Cutlass Pirate Toy Gun. Halloween is around the corner and many children will dress up as pirates.  Surely, you can't be a pirate without your toy gun! Just make sure your child isn’t holding a toy pirate gun manufactured by Ko Lik Manufacturing Ltd. and imported by Dillon Importing Co.  According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Dillon Importing Co. has voluntary recalled these Captain Cutlass Toy Pirate Pistols because they contain excessive levels of lead that is toxic if ingested. These pistols were sold at Halloween and specialty stores across the nation from April 2008 through May 2012 for about $6.50.  If you have purchased this toy for your child, immediately take it away from them and contact Dillon Importing at (800) 654-3696.  You may be entitled to a full refund.  To see a picture of the toy pistol, click here.

2) Blind Xpress Custom Vertical Window Blinds. I know blinds are not generally considered children’s toys.  However, some blinds have adjustment cords that a child can become entangled in and strangled with.  This is exactly the reason the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has recalled close to 139,000 custom-made vertical and 315,000 horizontal blinds made by Blind Xpress. These blinds were sold at blind stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana from January 1995 through December 2011 for anywhere between $16 and $380.  If you have purchased these blinds, immediately stop using them and contact the Window Covering Safety Council (WCSC) at (800) 506-4636.  You may be entitled to receive a free repair kit.  To see a picture of the blinds, click here.

What to Do if You Have Been Affected by a Recalled Product

If your child has become injured as a result of one of these recalled products, they may be entitled to compensation.  Here at, we have experienced attorneys specializing in products liability cases to help you if your child has been injured by a defective product or toy.  Most of the attorneys at offer free initial consultations, so it would be advantageous to speak to an attorney about your case.