Who regulates toy safety? The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission consistently ranks toys among the safest of 15 consumer product categories found in the home. U.S. toymakers follow a mandatory set of safety rules and regulations under ASTM F963 – Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Toy Safety, created under ASTM International.
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.
What are some safety precautions when a child is playing with toys?
- Read instructions and warnings on the packaging.
- Buy age-appropriate toys.
- Listen to toys that make noise to be sure the sound will not frighten the child.
- Avoid toys with sharp or rigid points and dangerous edges.
- Avoid toys with small parts that present a choking hazard for young children.
What are the Australian safety standards for toys?
- (Mandatory Safety) Standard #1: Toys for children up to and including 36 months of age.
- Standard #2: Children’s projectile toys.
- Standard #3: Children’s toys containing magnets.
- Standard #4: Floatation and aquatic toys.