Toys are a cherished part of childhood. To make playtime as safe as possible, choose toys that are right for your child's age — and follow all warnings, safety messages and assembly instructions. Be involved! It's important for parents to supervise children's play, and to teach them how to use their toys safely.
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Play smart, play safe
Using unsafe toys — or using safe toys in unsafe ways — can pose any number of risks for children.
Toy safety during the holidays
The holidays are a time for family and fun — and are often when many new toys and decorations come into the home. Some of these could contain hidden health and safety hazards if not used properly.
Many children's toys contain magnets, and often those magnets are quite small. If they come loose, or if there is a small toy with a magnet inside, the magnet or toy can be dangerous if swallowed, especially when the magnets are powerful ones.
Small parts in toys
Small objects present choking, ingestion and inhalation hazards to young children.
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