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Is That Toy Dangerous? 10 Safety Tips Parents Need

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Be Careful With Used Toys

Toy regulations have improved over the past several years, but there’s no way to account for old toys made before the new rules were implemented, even if there was a product recall. If a toy is second-hand—whether it was purchased from a thrift store or garage sale, or given to you by a friend—make an extra-thorough safety check. If you have any doubts, always err on the side of safety. Don’t let your child play with a paint-finished toy that appears to be older than a few years.