Hazardous Toys List
Source: National Association of State Public Interest Research
Toys bring our kids lots of happiness,
and we're all familiar with the face of a child who
has just received a favorite toy. But all too often,
an inappropriate toy in the hands of a young child
turns happiness into anguish. But this holiday season,
you can tell which toy manufacturers have been naughty
or niceby reviewing the Potentially
Hazardous Toys List compiled by the U.S. PIRG,
the federation of state Public Interest Research
To access PIRG's most recent toy safety information
here. For a downloadable, complete listing
of of PIRG Safety Standards for 2006, click
here (PDF file).
In addition please follow these simple
toys that are appropriate for your child's
age, skills, and interests.
infants, toddlers, and small children, avoid
toys with small parts or balloons that could
pose a choking hazard.
children under eight, avoid toys with sharp
edges and points, as well as toys with heating
a label reader. Look for age recommendations
and use them as a guide.
the toy's instructions and make sure they are
to you and your child.
all plastic wrappers immediately because they
can cause suffocation.
See more details on safety standards
set by PIRG by clicking
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