Christmas is just around the corner and for many children that means presents. More specifically – toys!
In 2012, an estimated 265,000 children were treated in hospitals in the United States for toy-related injuries.
Before purchasing any toy as a gift, you should visit the page on the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission’s website that addresses safety hazards associated with toys. It can be found at:
This page is chocked full of information about different toys and the potential dangers they pose to children. Specific concerns based on a child’s age and types of toys are addressed. Included are various Safety Alerts, Safety Guides, a Fact Sheet, posters, and even a quiz.
Not only is it important to check a product for safety before making a purchase, it is also crucial to remove and properly dispose of packaging, such as plastic film, screws, and other small objects, which can pose a choking hazard.
Take a few minutes to do some research before purchasing a new toy for a child and you can better ensure a safe and happy holiday season for your family and friends.
The Ryder Law Firm