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Toy Safety Tips That Can Save a Child's Life!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Nothing makes a child happier than receiving a new toy for the holidays. With all of the excitement around opening new toys and gifts, it's important to remember to stay safe. New toys can present various hazards for your child, that's why we've created the video and useful links below. Make safety your first priority when buying toys for children, and reduce the risk of toy-related injuries in your home.


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Protect Your Child from Hazardous Toys, Presented by Georgia Injury Attorneys, Montlick & Associates

This holiday season children will make their toy wish list, and pass it along to their parents. However, children often want toys that are not always the best for them in terms of safety. A report from the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) states that there were about 192,000 toy-related injuries reported last year. Make safety your first priority when purchasing toys for children. To best protect children from accidental injuries, it is important that parents purchase toys that are the right age, skill and interest level for their child. The Georgia Injury Attorneys from Montlick & Associates have created the video posted at the top of this page, along with several useful links, with important safety tips and reminders to keep kids safe while enjoying their new toys.

Take a few minutes to inspect all new toys that come into the home. Please read the following safety tips, which includes important information from the CPSC that can save lives:

  • Read the label to make sure the toy is appropriate for you child’s age.
  • Read the instructions thoroughly to understand exactly how the toy works.
  • Examine the toy physically to make sure it is in good working condition.
  • Immediately discard plastic wrapping or other toy packaging before the wrapping and packaging become dangerous playthings.
  • For children younger than age three, avoid small balls and toys with small parts, which can cause choking.
  • Check products for plastic film coverings and remove them. The film can be a choking hazard.
  • Toys with strings and straps can strangle kids. Don’t give them to young children.
  • Small magnets like those found in magnetic building sets and other toys can kill a child if two or more are swallowed.
  • Children can choke or suffocate on deflated or broken balloons. Keep deflated balloons away from children younger than eight years old. Discard broken balloons immediately.
  • Don’t let children put caps for toy guns in their pockets. They can ignite and burn your child.
  • Be selective when buying an electric toy. Follow age recommendations on packages, make sure the child is mature enough to operate the toy and supervise the toy’s use.

"We hope parents will take proper precautions, to make sure children aren't injured by their new toys”, says Montlick & Associates’ CEO and Founder, David Montlick. “If you think a toy or product is hazardous to you or your child, please remove it from your home immediately. We want everyone to have a safe and happy holiday season.”

According to the CPSC, choking is the most common cause of toy-related deaths. Choking hazards include balloons, toys or toy parts. The Georgia Injury Attorneys from Montlick & Associates reminds you that if you think a product or toy is hazardous, contact he CPSC and submit a report by:

Phone: 1-800-638-2772

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Safe Toys Christmas In this week’s segment on ABC News, Georgia Injury Attorneys Montlick & Associates share important safety tips related to new toys this holiday season, and how to keep your kids safe from injuries.

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