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DATCP Officials Talk Toy Shopping Safety

03-Dec-2019

As the holiday shopping season continues – state consumer protection officials are asking people who have toys on their gift list for a child or grandchild to keep safety in mind before they buy.


Michelle Reinen, head of the state Consumer Protection Bureau says it’s important to make sure the toys you’re buying are age-appropriate for who is going to be receiving them. “if they’re three-and-under, make sure that you’re not introducing choking hazards, you’re watching for small pieces, magnets, chemicals,” Reinen said. “If you have kids that are between that – from three to seven years old – you’re looking for hazards that might be with electronics or heating elements,” she said.


Reinen says parents should be sure to buy any related safety items for a toy – such as a helmet or safety pads for a bike, scooter or other toy. She also suggests parents check for recalled toys on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s website at CPSC.gov.

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