Check those toys!
- Select toys to suit the age, abilities, skills and interest
level of the intended child. Toys too advanced may pose
safety hazards for younger children.
- Before buying a toy or allowing your child to play with
a toy that he or she has received as a gift, read the instructions
- To prevent both burns and electrical shocks, don't give
young children (under age 10) a toy that must be plugged
electrical outlet. Instead, buy toys that are battery operated.
- Children under age 3 can choke on small parts contained
in toys or games. Government regulations specify that toys
children under age 3 cannot have parts less than 1 1/4
inches in diameter and 2 1/4 inches long.
- Children under age 8 can choke or suffocate on uninflated
or broken balloons. Remove strings and ribbons from toys
giving them to young children.
- Watch for pull toys with strings
that are more than 12 inches in length. They could be a
strangulation hazard for babies.