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Safe Toys & Gifts Month

As the holiday season rapidly approaches, many of us are in the process of buying gifts for family, friends, and special kiddos in our lives. Last year in the U.S. there were 262,300 toy-related injuries treated in hospitals.  Here are a few suggestions to help safety-proof your holiday shopping:

  • Fabric toys should be labeled as flame resistant or flame retardant
  • Stuffed toys should be washable
  • Lead-free paint should be used in painted toys
  • Art materials should be labeled nontoxic
  • Crayons and paints should say ASTM D-4236 on the package, which means that they’ve been evaluated by the American Society for Testing and Materials

You can view the list of recalled toys at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s website. The  Good luck shopping and stay safe this holiday season!


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