With all the gift-giving this time of year, it’s important to know you’re not giving a child a toy that might be dangerous. Scientists at Virginia Tech have come up with a new way to flag potential toy hazards before they cause injuries.
These days there’s no shortage of product reviews out there. In fact there are too many for consumers to actually comb through. Now a technique for mining those product reviews, invented at Virginia Tech’s Pamplin School of Business to examine car safety, is now being applied to children’s toys.