Quiz – Don’t Toy With Smart Safety
Seeing a child’s eyes light up when they receive a super-cool toy is a wonderfully satisfying experience. Making sure it stays wonderful requires a little forethought when choosing the toy, especially when younger children might be nearby and wanting to play, too. Take our quiz to learn more:
1. Most of the toys on the market today are safe.
2. When making an age recommendation for a toy, manufacturers must consider:
A. The physical ability of the child to play with the toy
B. The mental ability of a child to know how to use the toy
C. The play needs and interests present at various levels of a child's development
D. The safety aspects of a particular toy
E. All of the above.
3. Electrical toys with heating elements, such as a toy oven set, are only appropriate for children above the age of __.
4. Falling or drowning are not concerns with toddler-sized toys that aren’t for the pool.
5. All of the following toys are inappropriate for children ages 3 and under except:
A. Action figures with removable pieces
B. Stuffed animal with loose eyes
C. Latex balloons
D. Wood puzzle with large pieces
1. A. True. However, injuries can still occur and toys for older children can sometimes pose a threat to younger children.
2. E. All of the above. Guidelines were established by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The CPSC requires toy makers to put a warning label on toys unsafe for children under 3 along with the reason for the warning.
3. C. Age of 8. Other kinds of toys that are not appropriate for children under 8 are those with sharp points or edges, toys that can trap fingers, and loud or shooting toys such as cap guns and BB guns.
4. B. False. Riding toys for can make toddlers mobile and should be kept away from stairs, streets, or any bodies of water. Parents need to make sure their child fits properly on the riding toy as well.
5. D. Wood puzzles with large pieces are appropriate for children 3 and under. Latex balloons or small parts that can fall off or be removed from bigger toys can be a choking hazard.