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Trouble in Toyland
11/16/2012
Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital’s annual toy safety event

EVENT: Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital offers annual toy safety tips

WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 11 a.m.

WHERE: Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital, 7 Richland Medical Park, Fourth Floor Playroom

DETAILS: Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital teams up with the United States Public Interest Group (U.S. PIRG) to help ensure that the latest information about toy safety reaches families in South Carolina. Children’s Hospital physicians say that although some steps have been taken to protect consumers from buying hazardous toys, buyers should still beware shopping this season.

The annual “Trouble in Toyland” report offers guidelines for purchasing toys and also provides examples of toys that pose potential safety hazards. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the most pressing hazards include:
• Choking hazards
• Powerful magnets that can be swallowed
• Lead and other dangerous metals
• Strangulation hazards
• Sharp points and projectiles
• Dangerous chemicals

About Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital
Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital is the state’s first and only freestanding children’s hospital. Each year, Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital treats more than 80,000 sick and injured children. As a major pediatric referral center, Children’s Hospital maintains more than 30 medical subspecialties devoted strictly to children.