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December is Safe Toys Month

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toy safetyApproximately 1 in 10 children’s eye injuries that end up in the emergency rooms are caused by toys.

In support of Safe Toys and Celebrations Month, the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) advises parents to be cautious when choosing holiday gifts for young people and recommends avoiding those that launch projectiles, such as crossbows and BB guns.

The AAO also offers tips on how to safely open champagne to keep New Year’s celebrations from turning tragic.

Click here for tips on purchasing safe toys.

Click the link below to hear the spot from Downtown on Rich Kimball about the importance of toy safety.


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