Sinclair Cares: Toy safety tips

Sinclair Cares: Toy safety tips

This holiday season, we have important toy safety warnings to share.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission's (CPSC) new toy report reveals there were 13 toy-related deaths and more than 250,000 toy-related injuries treated in U.S. emergency rooms in 2017.

Here are four simple tips to help make safe toy selections for your kids.

As parents hunt for the perfect holiday toys for their kids, they need to be vigilant about toy safety. While some toy stores take special safety precautions before selling a toy, parents should take heed to new toy safety warnings from the consumer product safety commission.

In its new report, the CPSC found seven of the 13-toy-related deaths in 2017 were associated with riding toys.

If your child wants a non-motorized scooter or tricycle, purchase safety gear, too.

Before buying any toy, make sure you check the age label.

When buying for a child age three or under, look for small part warning labels.

Finally, if your kid’s wish list includes balloons or toys with high-powered magnets, be extremely cautious.

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