Monday Health Minute | Published December 17, 2012

“Play It Safe: Toy Tips for Tots”



  • Buy age-appropriate toys and keep older children’s toys away from smaller children.


  • Avoid small toys that can cause choking.


  • Avoid toys with cords or sharp, pointy edges.


  • Always buy helmets and protective pads with toys like shoes with wheels, skateboards or bicycles.


  • Repair or discard broken or defective toys.


  • Watch for toy recalls at www.recalls.gov