Keep Your Child Safe: Product Safety Tips

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Choking and Ingestion Hazards

Check squeeze toys, cars and trucks for loose or small parts that may be a choking hazard if swallowed.
Carefully select the toys you give your children and keep children away from these choking hazards:

  • Magnetic toys
  • Latex Balloons
  • Marbles / Small Balls
  • Small Toys / Toys with Small Parts
  • Rings and Earrings
  • Small Batteries
  • Coins
  • Medicine Syringes / Droppers
  • Pen / Marker Caps / Erasers
  • Safety Pins
  • Buttons

Strangulation Hazards

  • Avoid toys with long cords that could strangle a child.
  • Avoid clothing with drawstrings at the neck or waist.
  • Play alongside your children to reduce or eliminate the risk of injury.

Other Injury Hazards

  • Always buy age appropriate toys.
  • Read labels carefully. Take careful note of all warnings.
  • Keep your toys in good condition. Throw away broken toys or repair them right away.
  • Never allow a child to play with fireworks, matches, marbles, coins, scissors, balloons, or small balls or jacks.
  • Look for fabric toys that are labeled as flame resistant or flame retardant.