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Toy Safety
Facts, Figures & General Information
Facts, Figures and General Information
As parents, we want to keep our children safe at all times, especially during play time. In spite of our best efforts, Safe Kids USA reports there were approximately 181,900 toy-related injuries in 2009.

Safe Kids USA also reported these key facts:
  • Each year since 2000, an average of 20 children, ages 14 and under, have died from toy-related incidents.
  • In 2009, 45% of toy-related injuries were to the head or face.
  • In the U.S., an estimated three billion toys and games are sold annually.
  • Riding toys – including non-motorized scooters and tricycles – are associated with more injuries than any other toy group.

Safety Tips (a partial list)
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Here are the top toy safety tips as prepared by Safe Kids USA:
  • Be sure your children play with age-appropriate toys. Read warning labels before buying toys.
  • Look for well-made toys.
  • Check toys regularly for damage that could create hazards. Repair or discard damaged toys immediately.
  • Make sure discarded toys are out of children’s sight and reach.
  • Watch your children while they play. Be aware of potential dangers like small parts, cords and strings, moving parts, electrical or battery-powered cords or wheels.
  • Do not allow riding toys near stairs, traffic or swimming pools.
  • Teach children to put toys away after playing. Toys intended for younger children should be stored separately from those suitable for older children.
  • Make sure toy chests are open (no lid) or have safety hinges.

For more information about toy safety, download the "Toy Safety"  fact sheet and the "Pocket Guide to Safe and Age Appropriate Toys" by Safe Kids USA.

Safe Kids USA

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10416 Watterson Trail   |   Jeffersontown, KY 40299   |   Ph: (502) 267-8333   |   Fx: (502) 267-0547