Make sure toys are in condition. Look out for splinters, broken parts or sharp edges.
Avoid scrapes and cuts by fixing or disposing of broken toys.
- Think twice before purchasing toys with small parts for young children.
- Minimize the possibility of children choking on small objects by supervising the use of items such as small screws, marbles, crayons, etc.
- Keep toys with long cords or strings away from children. These items may cause accidental strangulation.
- Use alternatives in replace of balloons. Balloons can pop and lodge in children's throats.
- Be careful with toy packages that have lids. These can cause children to fall and injure themselves.