It’s everyone’s responsibility to ensure kids are safe with their new toys during the holiday season.

Below are five toy safety tips to consider:

  1. Choking is the leading cause of toy-related death. A good rule of thumb: any toy or toy part that can be passed through a toilet roll tube is unsafe for a child under three. Broken and deflated balloons pose a serious choking hazard. Balls for children under six should be more than 1.75 inches in diameter.
  2. Magnets can look like candy, but could have life-threatening complications if swallowed.