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Question: Toy Safety

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A childless uncle & aunt are picking up a last-minute holiday gift for their nephews and nieces. They desparately want to be thought of as cool by the kids. The children range in age from 2 years to 13 years old. 

Which of the following is the safest gift?
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pemsou5_wp • December 19, 2023


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  1. Kelly December 19, 2023 - 11:23 pm Reply

    E) None of the above are safe
    Small magnetic balls have caused numerous injuries and even deaths when multiple balls are swallowed, then trap bowel between two magnets. Hoverboards, aside from the orthopedic injuries, have batteries that may ignite or explode. The AAP recommends that pediatricians counsel against home trampolines for recreational use. Slip N Slides are safer for children, for whom they were developed, but adults and teens with added weight and height can slide and stop suddenly enough to cause spinal cord injury. In 1999, 9 million such slides were recalled due to injuries in 7 adults and 1 teen aged 13 years https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/1993/WHAM-O-Backyard-Water-Slides-Are-Dangerous-For-Adults-And-Teenagers

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