December is National Safe Toys and Gifts Month
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.