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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.

Toy Safety--Identifying High-Risk Situations

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

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.

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.

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.

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.