Each year, more than three billion toys and games are sold in the United States, and more than half of those are sold during the holiday season alone.
Although the majority of toys are safe, they can become dangerous if misused or if they fall into the hands of children who are too young to play with them. It is important for parents to follow the age and safety recommendations on the labels of each toy.
The Child Safety Protection Act, a federal toy labeling law, requires manufacturers to place warning labels on toys that pose a choking hazard to young children.
Check for Recent Recalls Visit the Web site of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (www.cpsc.gov) regularly to obtain information on recent toy recalls.
Be sure to return the warranty and product registration forms for new toy purchases to ensure that you will be notified of any recalls. Additional Safety Information Visit the Web site of Safe Kids USA (www.usa.safekids.org) for more information about accidental injury prevention in children 0-14, safety tips, fact sheets and more, contact Chrissy Cianflone, Home and Fire Safety Manager, Safe Kids Worldwide on 202-662-0625 or [email protected].