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Shopping for toys this holiday season? Here are some tips for buying safely

stockphotopro_74945GHV_no_titleLois Lee, MD, MPH works in Children’s Emergency Department Injury Prevention Program

The holiday season brings to mind visions of children excitedly tearing into wrapping paper, eager to see if they got the present they wanted. Parents look on, sharing in the moment of joy. But to make sure this is truly a happy time for the whole family, it’s up to parents and other gift-givers to make sure the toys given are safe and age-appropriate. (Read Trouble in Toyland, the 24th annual survey of toy safety by MASSPIRG, the Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group.)

Choking hazards from small parts, balls and balloons continue to be a leading cause of toy-related deaths and injuries.

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