Ralphie from "A Christmas Story" aims his BB Gun. December is Toy Safety Month
When:
December 1, 2018 – December 31, 2018 all day America/Edmonton Timezone
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2019-01-01T00:00:00-07:00

December is Safe Toys (and Celebration) Month. Does Ralphie want a BB gun for Christmas? He’ll shoot his eye out, kid!

Ralphie from "A Christmas Story" holds his BB Gun up and is about to fire. In the next scene, he has injured his eye.

In all seriousness, though: Please make sure that the cool new toys you buy your kids this season are safe for them to use! Don’t let kids under the age recommendation on the package use projectiles; also, make sure to supervise them. And of course, never forget the importance of safety eyewear!

Roughly 1 in 10 of the eye injuries that bring children to the ER are caused by toys. Don’t become a statistic: play safe!

For a checklist to ensure you’re choosing safe toys, visit this article from the Mayo Clinic!