The Holidays are here, and safety is Florida Peninsula Insurance Company number one priority, as the holiday shopping begins we would like to share some general guidelines to keep in mind when toy shopping.
· Toys made of fabric should be labeled as flame resistant or flame retardant.
· Stuffed toys should be washable.
· Painted toys should be covered with lead-free paint.
· Art materials should say nontoxic.
· Crayons and paints should say ASTM D-4236 on the package.
· Make sure a toy isn't too loud; the noise can contribute to hearing damage.
· Always read labels to make sure a toy is appropriate for a child's age.
· A small-parts tester, or choke tube, can determine if a toy is too small. If you can't find one of these products, a toilet paper roll can be used for the same purpose.
· Battery operated toys should have battery cases secure with screws, so kids cannot open them.
· Electric toys should be labeled UL, meaning they meet safety standards set by Underwriters Laboratories.
Consumers can report any unsafe toys or toy-related injuries to the CPSC via saferproduct.gov or by calling 1-800-638-2772.
For more information on unsafe toys click here.
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