Consumers urged to take care with Christmas toy shopping
“for example, toys marked ‘not suitable for children under the age of three’ means there are small parts that could become a choking hazard.
“another factor to bear in mind is the appropriate safety gear to go with presents such as bikes, scooters and trampolines. make sure children also get a helmet, shin pads, elbow guards and safety pads to limit injuries.
“it is also important to remember that a toy purchased for an elder child could be a hazard for a younger member of the family if it isn’t kept out of reach.”