Noble McIntyre on December 4, 2012
With Santa occupying the minds of many kids around the world, not to mention the courtyards of many malls across the country, holiday shopping is happening in full force. As parents, when we think about holiday shopping for our children, safety might not be on the top of our list of concerns.
Children see so many toys and games that they want, that getting the right one takes top priority. So each December, Prevent Blindness America sponsors International Safe Toys and Gifts Month, which aims to keep safety a priority during holiday shopping. With some of these tips in mind, your careful shopping will keep the magic of the holidays alive while preventing a tragic toy related accident.
It’s easy to believe that no responsible retailer would sell a defective or dangerous toy, but often despite product testing, toys make it on to the market that are not safe. It can take reported injuries before an unsafe toy will be pulled off the market. By approaching buying toys for our children with safety in mind, we can help keep them out of the emergency room this holiday season.