The holiday season is the season of toys for many children, and the toy industry worldwide generates an annual revenue of about $80 million. While government agencies monitor hazardous toys and conduct proactive testing, year after year toys still make their way to consumers with inadequate age recommendations, poor manufacturing, inconsistent cautions, and other hazards. And unsafe toy regulation has been made worse by the rise of online shopping.
One of ARCCA’s Senior Mechanical Engineers, DR. TIMOTHY TRESIERRAS, recently addressed this in an article he authored for CLM Magazine’s December 2018 issue titled “The Naughty List: The Science and Mechanics Behind the Toys That Are Likely to Cause Claims”. In it, he explains why several popular toys can be hazardous. Are they in your home?
To learn more, click here to read Tim’s full article.
To learn more about Tim and how he can help with your next case or claim, visit Tim Tresierras’ expert profile.
TIMOTHY TRESIERRAS, Ph.D., is a Senior Engineer at ARCCA, and his areas of expertise include mechanical engineering, electro-mechanical systems, materials science, vibrational and acoustic analysis, prototype design, and maritime accident investigation. He is also experienced in investigating impacts, collisions, load and vibrational analysis on structures, the mechanical behavior of materials and the study of systems under the action of external forces (e.g., gear trains, appliances/machines, power transmissions).