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Saturday, December 17, 2011

All the Toys may not be Safe for Children

Posted by Dr Prahallad Panda on 7:31 PM Comments

Last year more than 1,80,000 cases were treated in US for toy related injuries in the Emergency Rooms. Those are mostly due to swallowing of toys or its components.

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Children below 3 years use their mouths more than hands to figure out the objects handed over to them, so liable to be swallowed. Some toys contain chemicals like phathalate or lead, which may be detrimental to the health when those are tried in mouth.
Parts from toys may break and get lodged in respiratory tract, nose and ear inadvertently while children pay with the toys. Excessive noise produced by some toys can harm the ear. 
So, it is always recommended to look for the label in the toys, where, it can be found whether a particular toy is suitable for the age of children.
There are so many toys which do not meet the standards set by Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) as observed by the consumer watchdog US, the Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) in their 26th Annual Survey of Toy Safety.
Those are; funny glasses (Phathalates), sleep masks (Phathalates), little hands love book (Lead), whirly wheel (Lead), spritz medal (Lead), hello kitty eyeshadow/key chain (Lead), Tinkerbell watch (Lead), peace sign bracelet (Lead), Honda motorcycle (Lead), dinosaur/sea life/turtles packs (Choking), wooden blocks set (Choking), sesame street doll (Choking), HABA fruit in a bag (Choking), green rubber grape (Choking), orange bear (Choking), flat baby blocks/square counting block (Choking), 4 dollar box items (Choking), play ball x 2 (Choking), unlabeled bin balls and marbles (Choking), ball cross-bow (Choking), balloons (Choking), Elmo's world talking cell phone (Noise), victorious stereo headphones (Noise) and hot wheels super stunt Rat Bom (Noise).
Let us be careful in avoiding available injuries to our kids, we love.

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