Avoid dangerous toys
One of the most serious risk of accidents with toys is choking hazard. Often, young children put toys in the mouth that then gets stuck in the throat and clogging the air flow at the back of the mouth, throat or lungs. Here is information on what to keep in mind when choosing toys.
CHOOSE TO BUY TOYS FROM REPUTABLE STORES
Reputable shops are aware of security requirements and accepts complaints. Rogue companies tend to ignore safety requirements and there are also fake copies of well-known brand products. Report always security issues with a toy to the manufacturer or to the dealer where you bought the toy.
REPORT DANGEROUS TOYS
If you find a dangerous toy with a dealer, you can report it to the consumer via their website or mail. To the Consumer Agency to act required the name and address of the trader or importer and stating the mark on the toy. In terms of markets, it can be difficult to figure out, but the operator must be able to provide information.
MAKE SURE ENOUGH TOYS BUY IN MARKETS
Based on songaah, toys that disappear from the usual toy trade because they do not meet safety requirements appear sometimes up on markets instead. Therefore, the Consumer Agency has produced a leaflet to inform market traders on the rules for safe toys and can’t be sold.
MAGNETIC TOYS CAN CAUSE INTESTINAL DAMAGE
Accidents have occurred when the child swallowed magnets or a magnet with a metal object. The objects have been drawn to each other and caused the holes in the walls of the colon. This has led to several serious injuries and one death. Magnet items in toys should be so large that they cannot be swallowed, which means that they may not go down in a small parts cylinder. This requirement applies regardless of the age group the toys are intended for.
DANGEROUS PLASTICIZERS (PHTHALATES) IN PLASTIC TOYS
Phthalates is a collective name for a group of chemical compounds that, among other things, found in soft plastic, not hard plastic. It makes that phthalates can be found in both the toys that other products intended for children. Because of the risk of injury from exposure to phthalates, there is legislation on the restriction of the phthalates. The three most dangerous phthalates are total banned and three others are prohibited in toys and childcare articles which children might put in their mouths. The prohibition applies if the products are intended for children under 14 years of age.
Toys that Cap gun, firecrackers and toys with the snapping sound can be dangerous to your hearing. If you have real bad luck you can get permanent hearing damage. Read the instructions and warnings carefully.
Toy phones, radio-controlled cars, toy tools, and many electronic toys often have a persistent loud sounds. Such toys, you can preview in the deal. Permanent sound doesn’t provide acute hearing loss but can tear on hearing the body and damage in the long run. The longer you listen and the closer the toy is held to the ear, the greater the risk of hearing damage. Special care must be taken with mobile phones, headphone toys and other toys that children are near the ear. It sounds loud and bothersome when you hold the toy in the ear, it is not suitable for children.
Wind instruments/vuvuzuelor is making very loud noises. Should you stay in an environment where it is used, you should use ear protection to avoid damage to your hearing.
For toys with vehicle suction cup comes to the suction cups will not be deductible or be turned away from the toy. If they are loose from start to suction cups have a minimum diameter of 44.5 mm. Meet the suction cup to any of these demands reduces the risk that the child will be damaged.
Consumer Authority considers that the relevant requirements can be addressed also to other products with the vehicle suction cup can be used in a manner that makes them accessible to children. One such product is Sun protection for car Windows. It is particularly important that the product complies with the requirements if it is designed in a way that can attract the baby to play, such as whether it is an image that is especially appealing to children.