Consider safety when holiday shopping for kids

The holiday season usually means cold weather, time with family and, for many, gift giving that leads to a host of new toys for little ones.

Hidden dangers may lurk in the toys young children receive as gifts. Parts that are too small and can be easily swallowed, loose batteries or spring-loaded toy weapons can become a risk for little kids.

Dr. Katherine Leaming-Van Zandt, assistant professor of pediatrics-emergency medicine, offers these tips for anyone buying gifts for children.

There’s a possibility of hidden danger in the toys young children receive as gifts. Parts that are too small and can be easily swallowed, loose batteries or spring-loaded toy weapons can be a risk for little kids.

-By Andy Phifer

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