Safe Toys for your child

| Posted On Nov 19, 2012 | By:

The holiday season is just beginning, and kids are starting to make their wish lists for the toys they want.  For anyone who has seen A Christmas Story, Ralphie’s desire for a Red Rider BB gun and the response of, “You’ll shoot your eye out!” is funny, but for real life, it’s also a great reminder that the toy your child wants may not always be the safest choice.  Before you head out to the stores or begin searching online, it’s important to make sure the toys you’re selecting are safe and age-appropriate for your child.

Here are some tips on how to buy safe toys during this holiday season and throughout the year:

Here are some websites to visit to research toy safety and recalls:

Access shopping tips and list of recalled toys on your smartphone:
toysafety.mobi

Toy safety website – United States Public Interest Research Group (US PIRG)
Recalls and reports:

Toy and Product Recall Finder from Parents.com/Parenting Magazine
Sign up for Safety News and Recall Emails on the US Consumer Product Safety Commission’s website

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