What is the purpose of the Child Protection and Toy Safety Act? The purpose of the Child Protection and Toy Safety Act was to prevent children choking on smaller objects. In doing so, the act required warning labels on small balls and toys or games with small parts, with a diameter of 1.75 inches or less. It makes the kids safer, and lets the parents worry less.
How did the Child Protection and Toy Safety Act start? In late 1969, President Nixon signed into law the Toy Safety Act, the first national safety standard for playthings. The act authorized the Department of Health, Education and Welfare to test and ban hazardous toys. A year passed before the department ordered any toys removed from store shelves.
What are toy safety guidelines?
- Store toys in a safe place. Put all toys away and off the floor when they’re not being used.
- Check toys often for damage. Watch for splinters or sharp edges on wooden toys.
- Throw away plastic wrap and other packaging right away.
- Read toy instructions and explain them to your child.
What are the four major safety hazards concerning toys? Children can be hurt by unsafe toys in many ways, including falls, choking, strangulation, burns, drowning, and poisoning.