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TOY SAFETY

 

Toys and games are tons of fun for kids and adults. Whether your kids are working on a puzzle, playing with building blocks or even inventing their own games, here are a few things to think about to help them stay safer and have a blast.

 

The Hard Facts

 

In 2011, 188,400 children under the age of 15 years were seen in emergency departments for toy-related injuries. That’s 516 kids every day. More than a third of those injured were children 5 and under.

 

Top Tips

  1. Consider your child’s age when purchasing a toy or game. It’s worth a second to read the instructions and warning labels to make sure it’s just right for your child.
  2. Before you’ve settled on the perfect toy, check to make sure there aren’t any small parts or other potential choking hazards.
  3. Keep a special eye on small game pieces that may be a choking hazard for young children. While these kinds of games are great for older kids, they can pose a potential danger for younger, curious siblings.
  4. After play time is over, use a bin or container to store toys for next time. Make sure there are no holes or hinges that could catch little fingers.

Learn More

 

These top tips can help get you started. But if you’re interested in learning more toy safety tips, you can find them here.

 

Resources

 

TOY SAFETY USEFUL LINKS

 

 

PlaySafe.org: Created for parents by parents at our valued partner The Toy Association, this site provides safety tips, expert advice, answers to FAQs and facts about toy safety to help keep your children safe at play.

Consumer Product Safety Commission – Protects the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction

For more Safety Tips please visit Safe Kids Worldwide

 

 

 

 

 

Safe Kids Oregon works to prevent unintentional childhood injury, the number one cause of death for children in the United States. Safe Kids Oregon is a member of Safe Kids Worldwide, a global network of organizations dedicated to preventing unintentional injury. Safe Kids Oregon was founded in 1995 and is proudly led by Oregon Child Development Coalition.

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