Safe Kids Toys

blogperfect By blogperfect, 4th Aug 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/2drhn06c/
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Nothing brings more joy to the little ones than having their favorite toy. Toys are fun and also help in our children's development. Each year, thousands of children are treated in emergency hospital rooms for toy injury. Choking is a common assault among kids 3years and unde

Safe Kids Toys

Nothing brings more joy to the little ones than having their favorite toy. Toys are fun and also help in our children's development. Each year, thousands of children are treated in emergency hospital rooms for toy injury. Choking is a common assault among kids 3years and under. In light of the many incidents which have occurred because of some bad toy manufacturing. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission closely monitors and regulates toys. Toys has to be manufactured by following certain guidelines and standards.

Guidelines

1. All art materials must be non-toxic
2. Stuffed toys should be washable
3. Toys made of fabric should be Flame resistant
4. Painted toys should be covered with lead-free paint.
5Crayons and paints should say ASTM D-4236 on the package, which means that they've been evaluated by the American Society for Testing and Materials.


FACTS

In 2011, an estimated 262,300 children were treated in an emergency room for a toy-related injury. That’s 718 kids every day. More than a third of those injured were children 4 and under.

TOY TIPS

1. Consider your child’s age when purchasing a toy or game. Read the instructions and warning labels to make sure it’s right for your child.
2. 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.

Tags

Kids And Teens, Kids Safety

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