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Virtual Pediatric Hospital: CQQA: Toy Safety

Pediatrics Common Questions, Quick Answers

Toy Safety

Donna D'Alessandro, M.D.
Lindsay Huth, B.A.
Peer Review Status: Internally Reviewed
Creation Date: January 2002
Last Revision Date: April 2002


Common Questions, Quick Answers

How are children injured by toys?

What are some basic safety rules I should follow?

How do I choose a safe toy for my child?

What toys are unsafe?
Toys that are not made well, that are too old for your child, that are used wrong, or have broken parts are not safe for your child to play with.

Look for these safety hazards:

What about toy guns?
Toy guns cause many accidents and children and adolescents are best served by not playing with these toys. But, below are some suggestions to decrease the chance of injury.

How do I store toys safely?

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