Tips for Toy Safety in the 2013 Holiday Season
As you shop for toys this holiday season, consider these toy safety recommendations from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
* For children under age 3, avoid toys with small parts, which can cause choking.
* Select toys to suit the age, abilities, skills and interest level of the intended child.
* For children under age 8, avoid toys with sharp edges and electric toys with heating parts.
* Look for labels with age and safety advice.
Katherine Kopp is a freelance writer and editor in Chapel Hill. She and her husband are the parents of three daughters.