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December is National Safe Toys and Gifts Month

December 8, 2022

December is National Safe Toys and Gifts Month. The observance was started by Prevent Blindness America.

An estimated 198,000 toy-related injuries were treated in U.S. hospital emergency departments in 2020.

Here are some Toy Safety Tips from SafeKids Worldwide.


Find the Perfect Toy for the Right Age

  • Consider your child’s age and development when purchasing a toy or game. Read the instructions and warning labels to make sure it’s just right for your
  • Before you’ve settled on the perfect toy, check to make sure there aren’t any small parts or other potential choking

Don’t Forget a Helmet for Riding Toys

  • If your children have their hearts set on a new bike, skateboard, scooter or other riding equipment, be sure to include a CPSC certified helmet to keep them safe while they’re having fun.

Store Toys After Play

  • After play time is over, use a bin or container to store toys for next Make sure there are no holes or hinges that could catch little fingers.

Sign Up to Receive Product Recalls

  • Safe Kids compiles product recalls specific to children and sends twice-monthly e-mail alerts for recent Sign-up for the latest recall information.
  • Go to recalls.gov for additional information about product recalls related to kids.