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Dec 1

December is Safe Toys and Celebrations Month

The American Academy of Ophthalmology has declared December Safe Toys and Celebrations Month. Nearly 254,000 toy-related injuries were treated in U.S. emergency rooms in one year. Before you buy, learn which toys could cause harm: Click here

Roughly 1 in 10 children’s eye injuries that end up in the ER are caused by toys. In support of Safe Toys and Celebrations Month this December, the American Academy of Ophthalmology advises parents to be cautious when choosing holiday gifts for young people and recommends avoiding those that launch projectiles, such as crossbows and BB guns.