Tis the season for toys! Making it a perfect time to remind those shopping for children this season to heed the safety advice of experts. When purchasing toys for children, it is important to consider several safety factors. Toys should be age-appropriate, well-constructed, durable, and suited for each particular child’s physical, mental and social capabilities.
U.S. Toy Safety Regulations
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) sets mandatory toy safety regulations, as follows:
Electrical toys shouldn’t have shock or thermal hazards.
Toys shouldn’t contain toxic materials.
Toy paint should not contain traces of lead.