GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - Naughty or nice, every child deserves to have a safe and happy Christmas time. Local safety experts gave Action 2 News some advice on what to avoid putting under the tree.
The Center for Childhood Safety in Green Bay says about 516 kids are taken to an emergency for toy-related injuries every day.
The organization recommends avoiding toys without small pieces. They present a choking hazard.
"Be aware of games that have little pieces or Barbie dolls that have shoes, or even stuffed animals where the noses or the eyes could come off," says Kimberly Hess, Executive Director. "You really want to be mindful of objects. Kids tend to put everything in their mouth, and unfortunately we tend to see a lot of kids choking."
Make sure you are getting non-toxic items.
Avoid toys with button batteries and magnets. Children can joke on them or swallow them.
Remove tags, strings and ribbons. They pose a strangulation hazard.