Injury Prevention Center

Top 5 Toy Safety Tips For Parents

  1. Stay up to date with toy recalls. Check the Consumer Product Safety Commission website for information about toy recalls
  2. Find a safe area for riding toys. Keep children away from stairs or other places where they may fall.
  3. Avoid toys with long cords or strings for younger children. These can present a choking hazard.
  4. Inspect toys. Inspect toys periodically to make sure they are in good condition with no sharp edges or broken parts. Throw away any broken toys.
  5. Be label readers. Look for the age recommendations and use these as a guide. Always choose toys that are appropriate for your child’s age and developmental stage.