Time to Check Those Toys

As you prepare for the onslaught of holiday gifts your children will receive this month, consider sorting through the toys and games they already have to eliminate anything hazardous, including:

  • broken toys, especially those with sharp edges or separated pieces small enough to swallow;
  • toys not meant for your child's age group; and
  • toys that have been recalled for safety reasons.

For information on recalled toys, visit the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission online at  and click on "Recalls and Product Safety News."

- Christina Elston

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