Tis' the shopping season and wish lists are full of toys requests. But, Christmas presents can pose some serious risks if the gift giver doesn't do their homework.
From Sanford Health, Health Library:
Steer clear of older toys, even hand-me-downs from friends and family. Those toys might have sentimental value and are certainly cost-effective, but they may not meet current safety standards and may be so worn from play that they can break and become hazardous.
And make sure a toy isn't too loud for your child. The noise of some electronic toys can be as loud as a car horn — even louder if a child holds it directly to the ears — and can contribute to hearing damage.