If you’re shopping for children this holiday, chances are there will be plenty of toys on your list. While play is important for developing dexterity, imagination and strength, unsafe toys are a real hazard. In 2015, emergency room doctors in the United States treated more than 254,000 toy-related injuries, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Before you shop for the kids on your list, take a look at these seven tips for choosing safe toys.
Want to pick up some extra toys for children in need while shopping this season? Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA accepts new, unwrapped toy donations for their young patients. Learn more about giving to Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA.
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