The limitless options for purchasing toys on-line makes it absolutely vital to exercise these precautions.
DO NOT buy metal jewellery. About 20 percent of children’s metal jewelry has high levels of lead lurking beneath the surface coating and a child who mouths or accidentally swallows a piece of lead-laden jewelry can suffer lead poisoning.
Avoid no-name products and be careful of toys purchased at dollar stores, street fairs, vending machines, thrift stores, or yard sales.
Purchase age-appropriate toys as age grading should relate to play value and to safety.
Do your own safety check. If his or her toy fits through a toilet-paper tube, it is a potential choking hazard.
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