CPSC tips for holiday cooking, decorating and toy shopping; CPSC report on toy-related injuries

The Consumer Product Safety Commission today issued "Top tips for Holiday cooking, decorating and toy shopping." Scroll down on this page.

CPSC also issued a report called Toy-Related Deaths and Injuries for 2021. According to the report, there were more than 152,000 toy-related, emergency department-treated injuries to children younger than 15 years of age, including two deaths, in 2021. The fatalities involved choking on a small part of a toy and suffocating on a soft toy in an unsafe sleep environment. Frequently, these injuries involved lacerations and contusions, and abrasions to the child’s face and head. Importantly, many of the incidents were associated with, but not necessarily caused by, a toy. For children younger than 15 years old, non-motorized scooters continued to be the category of toys associated with the most injuries. Males accounted for 58 percent of all of the injuries.

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