Safe Toys and Gifts Month

In recent history, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) created processes and procedures mandating third party independent testing of toys. This testing especially emphasizes testing for lead and phthalate, which is toxic in high levels. This holiday season keep children safe by doing the following:

  • Avoid toys with small parts that young children could possibly choke on
  • Caution should be used when it comes to balloons due to children potentially biting the balloon and choking on a piece
  • Helmets are a must when it comes to bikes, scooters, and roller blades
  • Be sure to keep button batteries out of reach of small children as they are the perfect size for a small child to swallow and can be very damaging to the digestive track

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