18 September 2011

Give your children safe toys

How I can know if I am buying a toy safe and complies with the rules? This is a question asked by most parents when they go to a store to buy a present for his son. The associations defending the interests of consumers warn all people to be very careful when shopping, especially during the Christmas . The Safety Commission Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has information related to the death of several children in recent years because of issues related to toys, as well as many healthcare. Most of these deaths occurred when small swallowed a small ball or some other parts of the toy.

Bad toys can kill

At the time of purchase and give a toy, it is advisable to follow some guidelines:
- Pay attention to labels that have the toys. Necessarily, they have to take: the "CE", which means that the product meets the safety standards of the European Community , the name and product brand, the name and address of the manufacturer or importer, the instructions and use warnings; and in case of electrical toys, you must specify its maximum power supply voltage they need and their energy consumption.
- Find your way by the information contained in the label regarding the age for which it is advised the use of the toy.
- If you buy a doll, a stuffed animal or toy-like, check the eyes, ears, etc.. are sewn or glued, with no danger of being detached.
Boy playing with his mother
- If you buy kites or other flying toys , carrying a warning that should not be used near power lines. Or if you buy water toys that have tips that you can use it in the water, and always under adult supervision. And games with chemical experiments , aimed at age 10, must contain a warning that contain hazardous substances.
- Pay attention to instructions and warnings on battery chargers. Some lack of mechanisms to prevent overheating, and batteries can also be the cause of serious accidents.
- Toys that use electric current must have a safety plug. - Avoid toys with sharp edges, sharp or pointed, especially for children under eight years.
- notes that the "whistle" of rubber toys that sound can not come loose and be swallowed. Must be made ​​all in one piece.
- Beware of toys that look like real food . Children may try to eat them.
- For children under age six, avoid toys containing small parts. The toy should be large enough so that it can be swallowed.
- Toys for babies should be made ​​of materials that will not break. Also avoid those that are painted or varnished.
- wheeled toys, scooters or skates , should always be used together with a helmet and appropriate safety equipment to small size.
- The projectile toys are not suitable for young children . Improper use of these toys could cause serious injury to the child's eyes.
- The task of charging the batteries of a toy must always be supervised by an adult. Do not allow your child to handle small batteries or adapters.
- Once the gifts are opened, discard all plastic wrapping to avoid that they become harmful items to play.


  1. In my opinion educational toys are perfects choice for kids and your described toys will make kids sharp enough in throw but parents should aware about material of toys.
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  2. Choosing right baby toys is essential for babies. Thanks for sharing this wonderful post with us.