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CPSC Offers Tips for Smart Toy Shopping This Holiday Season

Published on Dec 5, 2012 at 3:39 pm in Child Injury.

Opening gifts is one of the highlights of the holiday season for many children. To help prevent injuries, parents and others who buy toys for kids should examine products closely for safety hazards that might cause injuries.

Some hazards in children’s toys that Louisville child injury lawyers frequently see, and that the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recommends that toy buyers avoid, include:

  • Magnets. Children under age six should not be given toys that contain magnets. Serious injuries can occur if a child swallows a magnet.
  • Small parts. Small parts can cause choking. Because children under age three frequently put toys or toy parts in their mouths, it’s especially important to avoid small parts in toys given to this age group.
  • Ride-on toys. Ride-on toys should be age-appropriate and fit the size of the rider’s body. Children should always wear safety gear like helmets and pads when riding on skateboards, scooters, roller skates, bicycles, or similar items.
  • Projectile toys. Many toys, like slingshots, stomp rockets, and other items, throw or launch a projectile into the air. Because projectiles can cause serious eye injuries, these toys should be reserved for older children who can handle them responsibly.
  • Chargers and adapters. Many electronic toys come with chargers or adapters to plug the toy or its battery pack into wall current. Adults should be responsible for handling these items for younger children and should supervise older children who want to plug in their own items.

Personal injury attorney Tad Thomas can help if you or someone you love is injured this holiday season.

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