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TOY SAFETY

As you head out to do your holiday shopping, consider this: More than 140,000 children were treated in hospital emergency rooms for toy-related injuries in 1996, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. But don’t worry, there are plenty of toys that are safe–and fun–for your child. The vast array of choices can be overwhelming, but with common sense and a few guidelines, you can have confidence in your purchase. Keeping these guidelines in mind should eliminate some worries, prevent injuries and let everyone enjoy a happy and safe holiday season.