Cam Cam Copenhagen
Every time I hear that there is another toy recall, I believe to myself - you have got to be kidding! How can these dangerous toys even arrive at the shelves and within reach in our curious children in the first place? Did the manufacturers realize that they were potentially harmful? Exist quality control measures to make sure this does not happen?
Personally, i know a sweet lady who is a parent of three young girls. When I was visiting with her one day, I noticed pictures of a little boy on the walls and asked who it had been. She told me it had been her son who'd died at age three when a toy got stuck in his throat. His father had tried desperately to remove the lodged toy, but his attempts were fruitless, and the child succumbed. I was horrified and may only imagine how much they both experienced this sad experience.
It is not easy to watch our children every minute, but we can make every make an effort to remove any toys that could do harm from those that they have fun with every single day. Your kids also may receive toys as presents from well-meaning members of the family and friends for birthdays and holidays. How can you be sure that the toys you've in your house are secure for your kids?
Another suggestion is to pay attention to age recommendations on toys. They are placed on the packages for a reason. It may seem your son or daughter now has wrinkles enough to experience with a toy that's made for an older child, but toys with small or removable parts can cause injuries or asphyxiation. Some older children also still like to put things in their nose, ears and mouths, so you are the most useful judge to be aware what is appropriate on their behalf.
If your toy is broken, it is advisable to throw it away immediately. Be aware of what is inside your toy box. If tiny or broken pieces of toys can be found, clean them out.
If your child receives a toy as a present or you have obtained one that they wanted, you should attempt hard to break it (avoid them while watching child, however). If you're able to yank on the stuffed toys eyes and they're loose, they might come off and get lodged within the child's throat. Try to consider ways in which your son or daughter could use it and test to find out if the toy will fall apart. You can also test all toy gifts since they were not given with the intention to harm the child. It is better to be safe than sorry.