Keep Your Child Safe

Before shopping for toys, consider the child's age, interests and abilities. Be selective in your purchases. When shopping, read labels. Look...
  1. Before shopping for toys, consider the child's age, interests and abilities. Be selective in your purchases.

  2. When shopping, read labels. Look for age ranges and safety warnings.

  3. Be especially careful when choosing toys for children under three. Select toys that are free of small pieces (or pieces that separate or can be broken off), are lightweight, have no sharp edges or points and are non-toxic.

  4. At home, carefully read instructions for assembly and use. Keep product literature in case of future questions and complete warranty cards.

  5. Always remove and discard all packaging from a toy before giving it to a baby or small child.

  6. Consider the home environment in which a child will play with a toy and younger children who may be there. A toy intended for an older child may be dangerous in the hands of a younger one.

  7. Supervise children when they play and set good examples of safe play.

  8. Remind caregivers, including grandparents, of play-related safety concerns.

  9. Choose a safe storage place for toys.



  10. Check toys at least every three months to determine their safety. Make any repairs immediately or throw away damaged toys.
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