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As the holidays approach, parents and others need to be aware of toy safety. While we want to give our kids fun toys, sometimes a toy can be dangerous. A dangerous toy can lead to injuries and fatalities in some cases. November is toy safety awareness month. It is a way to bring attention to the critical safety factors that you should review before you purchase a toy or allow your child to play with one. If your child or anyone else is hurt due to a toy malfunction or design flaw, you could be owed money for any injuries that resulted. A knowledgeable personal injury attorney will help you assess the situation and guide you through the claim process.

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The death of a three-year-old boy from Lancaster County, S.C. is only the latest in a string of deaths nationwide related to hot cars. Logan Cox became trapped in a car with his dog after slipping out of his home without his mother noticing. She found him a short time later and called for help.

Looking-to-back-seat-Charlotte-Personal-Injury-Lawyer-North-Carolina-Wrongful-Death-AttorneyThe boy was rushed to the hospital, where he was treated for heat stroke. Tragically, Logan Cox passed away Sunday evening. Police have not pressed charges against Logan’s mother, who said she believed her son climbed into the car because he loved toy cars and wanted to drive.

Meanwhile, police in Georgia have released more information regarding the death of 22-month-old Cooper Harris. He was left strapped in his car seat by his father for seven hours in a parking lot not far from where his father worked. Harris’s father, Justin, has been charged with murder in that death, after police alleged he left his son to die in the car on purpose.

Police have said Harris was sexting with as many as six different women throughout the day his son died—including one woman who was underage. Police also alleged that in the days before his son’s death, Harris made internet searches on how long it would take for a person to die in a hot car.

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