In less than three weeks, numerous children will awake to discover desired toys laying under the tree.
Shoppers can ensure that they enjoy them safely.
Safety experts are encouraging citizens to choose their gifts carefully.
Some toys can cause serious injuries or death, according to a release.
Last year, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reported that emergency departments nursed more than 251,000 wounds. Toys also led to 13 deaths.
The CPSC and Chief Kevin McGee from the Prince William County Department of Fire and Rescue (PWCDFR) have a few toy safety tips that can help prevent toy-related injuries and deaths.
They advise shoppers to buy toys that are appropriate for the child’s age and purchase any necessary safety gear.saf
Shoppers should also be cautious of magnet sets, which can be dangerous for those under 14 years old.
It’s also suggested that adults get rid of toy wrappings as soon as possible and keep button batteries out of reach of young kids.
Parents and guardians can also protect children by making sure that a toy hasn’t been recalled.
They can report a toy that isn’t safe by visiting www.saferproducts.gov.
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