How do I
select a safe toy?
> Avoid toys
that shoot or include parts that fly off. Slingshots and even water
guns are dangerous because they invite children to target other
kids. BB guns should not even be considered toys.
> Inspect toys for solidness. Your childís toys should be durable
with no sharp edges or points. The toys should also withstand
> Look for the letters ďASTM.Ē This means the product meets the
national safety standards set by the American Society for Testing
and Materials (ASTM).
should I consider when buying toys for 2 and 4-year-olds?
give toys with small parts to young children. Young kids tend to put
things in their mouths, increasing the risk of choking.
> Read directions carefully and follow suggested age levels. Ask
yourself if the toy is right for your childís ability and age.
> Remember that age labeling is for abilty levels and for the safety
of your child
I keep my child safe after buying a toy?
> Explain how to use the toy.
> Repair or throw away damaged toys.
> Keep toys meant for older children away from younger ones.
> Donít let your child misuse toys in ways that could be dangerous.
there other things I can do to help prevent eye injuries?
> Store or give away toys that your child has outgrown.
Keep your child away from unsafe areas in the home. Make sure your
child plays in an open area and, if necessary, under your
supervision. Make a list of safety rules and share them with your
child. If your child is playing with friends, tell everyone your