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HALF of toys sold ONLINE could kill, new report reveals

Almost half of toys sold online could pose a dangerous risk to your child, a new report has revealed.

While online shopping can save mums time by not having to drag their kids to the shop, they are also more likely to cause choking, poison and electrocution the worrying research states.

The study looked at toys sold on Amazon, eBay, Wish and AliExpress and found that TOO many of them had safety risks.

The danger of buying toys online

48% of the 225 toys tested by researchers as part of the British Toys and Hobbies Association had serious dangers.

These included the items having small, easy-to-drink parts, as well as magnets or cords that could wrap around a child’s neck.

9 out of 10 (88%) did not comply with rules such as chemical and toxin levels, the report claims.

This study was backed by mother Sam McCarthy, whose two-year-old daughter almost died after swallowing 14 colourful magnets she thought were sweets.

HALF of toys sold ONLINE could kill, new report reveals

How to keep your child safe while playing with toys 

  • Always check for choking hazards, such as small parts
  • Read the label
  • Learn first aid
  • If you are worried about your child, call the emergency department on 000
Do You Know What To Do If Baby Is Choking? This Clever Video Shows You

Why you MUST take a kids first aid course

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You should do a Kids First Aid course if…

  1. You are a mother
  2. You are a father
  3. You are a caregiver or work with kids.
  4. You are a grandmother or grandfather.
  5. You are a person.

Why You MUST Take A Kids First Aid Course

The course will teach you to respond calmly and confidently to 10 situations including:

  • An inability to breath
  • Fits and fevers
  • Drowning
  • Poisoning
  • Allergies and anaphylaxis
  • Fractures and bleeding
  • Choking
  • Burns
  • Bites and strings
  • Meningococcal

To find a Kids First Aid course near you visit here or to find out more about the online course then visit here.

If you’d like to read more about kids health click HERE.

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