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Play safety

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Last reviewed: May 2018

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Your child's safety

Your child's safety is in your hands from buying cots, prams, strollers, car seat, toys and nightclothes to hot water safety and child-resistant packaging.

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Flotation & aquatic toys | Product Safety Australia

Flotation and aquatic toys are not safety devices, so children must be supervised at all times when playing with these toys in the water.

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Building blocks | Product Safety Australia

Building blocks can provide young children with hours of creative play, but make sure there are no broken parts or brittle edges to avoid injury.

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Magnetic toys & novelties | Product Safety Australia

Magnets can be dangerous to children if swallowed. Regularly check that magnets are securely attached or embedded in the toy, and supervise young children when playing with magnetic toys.

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Stuffed toys | Product Safety Australia

While many stuffed toys seem safe, if some parts of a toy are not attached securely, they can pose a choking risk for children.

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Toy boxes | Product Safety Australia

If using a toy box to pack away your child's toys, follow our tips for buying and using toy boxes safely to prevent serious injury or entrapment.

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Push-pull toys | Product Safety Australia

Ensure that push-pull toys do not have long cords or strings that could pose a strangulation risk to young children, and check there are no sharp edges or exposed nails on the handles.

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Inflatable toys, novelties & furniture | Product Safety Australia

There is a permanent ban on the sale of inflatable toys, novelties and furniture that have loose beads or small particles inside the product, due to the risk of choking or suffocation for young children.

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DEHP in children's plastic items | Product Safety Australia

The ban applies to toys, childcare articles, eating vessels and utensils that meet certain criteria.

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Water expanding toys & products | Product Safety Australia

Water expanding products can pose a choking hazard, always keep them out of reach of young children.

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