The “Little Hands Love” book, for example, is a teething and touching toy for infants, with bright colors and tactile pages for babies to play with. It seems like the perfect toy for a child that age— except that there is lead in it.
Protect your family this holiday season with our tips for buying safe toys, and see what hidden hazards to watch out for.
And please forward this message to anyone who will be shopping for children this year. While most toys are safe, you can find "Little Hands Love" and other toys like it in stores and online right now.
Our survey also found:
- Choking hazards. We found toys that were too small and posed a choking hazard to small children.
- Toxic chemicals. Despite bans on these chemicals, we found toys that still contained toxic levels of lead and phthalates.
- Noise. We found toys that were loud enough to cause permanent hearing damage in young children.
Here's the tips...
TIPS TO KEEP KIDS SAFE