Toys are an important part of a child's development yet every year many kids are treated by doctors for toy related injuries. Choking is a particular risk for children 3 years or younger. Chinese made toys have contained toxic chemicals like lead and Bisphenol A. Toy makers have recalled millions of items sold since the 1990s. There is a searchable database of toy recalls since 2004 issued through the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Finding the right toy for a child is a difficult task considering the vast number of toys on the market. Finding the right toy is made easier by Amazon and others because they allow shoppers to choose toys by the users age. In addition, toy makers often make it simple to find which toy corresponds with a child’s age by marking the toy package.