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Picking Safe Toys During the Holidays

Posted on behalf of Harbin & Burnett on Dec 18, 2014 in Defective Products

dangerous toy recallsFor those of you doing your last minute holiday shopping for childrens toys, pay attention to whether a toy has been recalled or is considered hazardous for a specific age group.

Manufacturers use age labels on childrens toys to ensure that children are less likely to get injured by a toy that they are not ready for. For example, children who are still eating things should be kept away from toys with small parts or detachable parts lest they swallow them.

Fortunately for parents, the Consumer Product Safety Commission provides a recalled toy clearinghouse website. Parents can sign up for newsletters, register for safety alerts and review the research on dangerous toys.

Every parent should add research to their shopping list before investing in toys that may pose a danger to their favorite tiny ones.

If you are shopping for a child, the Consumer Product Safety Commission website is the perfect place to begin.

Safety During Holiday Parties

It is easy to child proof your own home, it is another thing to keep your child safe in someone elses home during a holiday party.

Here are some tips to make sure that you can enjoy a holiday party and still keep your kids safe.

  1. Make sure that all deflated balloons are disposed of immediately
  2. Ensure that kids on rides, in bouncing houses and slides are wearing protective gear
  3. Separate kids by age so that the dangerous toys dont fall into the wrong hands
  4. Discuss child proofing tactics with your hosts in advance
  5. Bring safe toys to the party so that the children can be distracted

Above all, parents who want to ensure that their children remain safe during the holidays must begin with research and remain vigilant throughout the process. Items that pose a choking or a suffocation hazard are among the most common issues with children's toys. 

From our Family to Yours, Have a Happy and Safe Holiday Season!

If a child has been injured by a defective toy or product, please call 1(888)821-0247 or fill out the FREE Case Evaluation form today!

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