Toy and Product Safety

  1. A Common Plastic Comes Under Scrutiny

    Polycarbonate plastic is durable, impact-resistant, and clear. It is widely used in food and beverage containers, but research has raised concerns over its health effects.

  2. Buying Guidelines for Safe and Fun Toys

    Toy-related injuries send tens of thousands of children to the emergency room each year. Most injuries occur when parents give their children toys meant for older children.

  3. Parents: Check Toys for Lead

    If you have toys that have been recalled, don’t throw them out. Take them back to the store where they came from.

  4. Toy Safety - Identifying High-Risk Situations

    Small toys or toys with small removal parts are not appropriate for children ages 3 and younger.

  5. Toy Safety - Injury Statistics and Incidence Rates

    Almost half of all toy-related injuries occur to the head and face area. Most riding toy-related injuries occur when a child falls from a toy.

  6. Toy Safety - Prevention

    To make sure a toy is appropriate for your young child, check the label. In general, most toys on the market today are safe.

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