It is the season to be cheerful and spend a lot of money to bring joy to your loved ones. Holiday retail sales in 2021 are expected to be between $ 843.4 billion and $ 859 billion, an 8.5-10.5% increase over 2020 sales, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF). The average consumer, according to the NRF, will spend around $ 998 during the holiday season between gifts, food, decorations and other holiday-related purchases.
Being inundated with all the bells and whistles of announcements and wish lists can make it difficult to determine which toys are most appropriate for children’s gifts. And while adults may disagree on the budget, waste, or the exact number of LOL dolls a child really needs, we can all agree that safety is basic.
To this end, Stacker used a variety of vacation and safety resources to compile a list of 15 vacation toy safety tips. Our list per se does not relate to toy recalls; although we tell you where to look for toys that shouldn’t be on your list. We have selected the best tips not only for toys, but also for ancillary items that you might not consider dangerous, such as batteries, decorations and packaging.
In a Report 2020 published by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, it was noted that nearly 150,000 children have been treated for toy-related injuries in emergency departments of hospitals in the United States. We hope you take a few minutes to browse our slideshow and read tips on keeping your child safe this holiday season. Whether you’re buying a toy or device, reviewing a toy’s assembly or operating instructions, or choosing decorations, be careful.
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