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Each year nearly 120,000 children under age 14 are treated in hospital emergency rooms for toy-related injuries. During the holiday shopping season, Safe Kids Greater Augusta would like to remind parents to only purchase safe, age-appropriate toys.
Here are some ideas.
Here are a few additional tips to promote toy safety for all ages:
Safe Kids Greater Augusta, led by Children's Hospital of Georgia, works to prevent accidental childhood injury, the leading killer of children ages 1 to 14. Safe Kids Greater Augusta is a member of the Safe Kids Worldwide network. To find out more about local Safe Kids programs, call 706-721-7606, or visit grhealth.org/safekids.
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