Toys And Eye Safety – Playing It Safe
From holidays and birthdays chances are good that there’s a lucky kid (or two) on your shopping list. Of course you want to buy gifts that are the most fun for them but did you know that thousands of kids suffer from toy-related eye injuries every year? Making playtime accident free and fun can be a challenge – learn what risks to be wary of and find the perfect toys for children of any age. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, there were more than 256,000 toy-related injuries in 2013. What toys pose the greatest threats? “The most common play-related injuries we see are from projectile toys like BB guns or dart guns,” explains (name and title) , a physician from Nevada Eye Physicians. “Any toy with a projective component carries significant risk.” So what kinds of precautions can you take? Use discretion when it comes to play guns or other unpredictable gadgets and never buy a product that’s too mature for the child’s age. Keep small parts and sharp edges away from your smaller children. If a must-have toy contains flying parts, purchase protective eyewear–the ultimate eye-safe accessory.
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