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Toy and Battery Safety at Christmas

Play is not risk-free – and nor should it be – but we can control most of the hazard’s children are exposed to. Toys must be safe by law, but how they are used, and the age of the child are important factors in preventing accidents.  Battery-powered toys have usually passed rigorous safety tests. But as the batteries wear out, try to avoid mixing old and new batteries - the older batteries could overheat in the toy.

Please click on links below for more information about toy and battery safety.

https://www.rospa.com/rospaweb/docs/advice-services/home-safety/christmas-toys-leaflet.pdf

Read more about the dangers posed by button batteries

https://www.capt.org.uk  for resources and guidance

https://www.rospa.com for resources and guidance

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