Children's toys – playing it safe
Issue 24 – February 2011
Many children's toys are not dangerous by themselves, but it is all about how your child might use them. And the younger they are the more careful you need to be.
Little children will attempt to chew or suck on most toys. That means you should only let them play with appropriately-sized and super-safe toys. New toys are less risky than older toys that might not meet modern safety Standards, so keep items like your heirloom lead-painted soldiers out of reach.
The main things to look out for are:
Read the Ministry of Consumer Affairs Word of Advice column (www.consumeraffairs.govt.nz/news-1/word-of-advice/2010/playing-it-safe) for more information.
Summarised from Business Update, February 2011, Ministry of Economic Development.