Toy Safety Standards Video

How safe are the toys you give your children? Can you rely on safety labels and kite marks that claim the toys have been tested? Safety experts caution parents against buying secondhand toys.
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Roger Vincent: You can help yourself to identify safer toys by looking at the things like sharp edges, loose parts, cords which could tangled around your Childs neck. Toys safety regulations are called strings and you should so buy a little a safe toy. And we would hope that many toys are tested, what you want to really do is to buy from a reputed manufacture who have probably either have test carried out themselves or have checked the toys have been tested in the laboratory correctly will have paper work to prove fact. Sadly there might be many thousands of toys on the market pass cheap versions of the well known models, which might not have been tested in that way. Leon Livermore: Want to as exercise and would have advised second items, toys when they are first placed in the market have to under go a vigorous tests and manufactures have to hold safety records and show that part of the sight. Now parents need to ask themselves certain questions that if they are buying for -- second hand shops and some charity shops does not toys to open play on the same standards but I did when I was first placed on the market as that toy have been molded after with person being confident looking at the choice and the supply of that toy should the worse happen, so I cant say don't use any particular market but always excellent great care when buying second hand toys, so I designed -- a higher danger advantages toys. Roger Vincent: If you are not sure about anything don't give the toy to your child one other things you are suppose to look for is the H range on the toy and many times people think at least to do the childs developments that probably its to do with safety and one of the big problems we have with toys is chocking hazards small possible come off and chock your child and so that even if the toy looks right firm and suitable fro your child. If it says it should not be given to a child under three and your child your child is under three and don't him that toy, you also have to remember that if you got children mixed ages you got some tough decisions to make you got to be extra vigilant because a they may have the elder child may have toys which wouldn't be suitable for the younger child. Leon Livermore: One of the biggest problems is children get in hold about the toys and products they on as he says before the age group now the under phrase what we are really talking about we are talking about dangers from choking. This -- here is a presentation of a childs throat and that's how this product is a simple tips of puzzle probably similar for that's in many house holds in it self not dangerous but were as child pealing a child may be confused in believe in were that contains in this place pop corn I have seen them crisps and press hold package and a child over age when he hasn't got the experience and knowledge to understand what's inside the once that come up in full and go out and self and see what's inside then initial reactions can be to remove that and place it in the mouth and you can see what place inside the bronchitis and see the nerve which fit for inside the childs throat and also it would be as it from that one of view. And other examples of products that are popping up with suitable for children are I have here a car looks like a normal car its very attractive to the child you know a lots of children are given toys like this to drive with unfortunately in this cars it's a lighter now that has an influence in children blew lights are quiet serious now what most parents would leave their childs and childs -- its feasible for as is able to and its going to let them flow on a coffee table so really parents should not be buying unsuitable products so in the child pealing form. Roger Vincent: Toys will carry a CE mark, which should mainly may to recognize the safety standard but the problem with that is it doesn't guarantee they have been properly tested. Leon Livermore: In additional mark that's called we -- look for is a lion

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