Group in Fort Myers committed to keeping unsafe toys off the shelves

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A partnership between police and parents is helping keep unsafe toys off the shelves in stores and away from your kids.

Investigators with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is looking for anything that could be a hazard for your children, such as ones with small parts.

With the help of customs, more than 750,000 toys have been seized from other countries that did not meet federal standards last year.

The CPSC says there are precautions you can take at home to ensure your family is safe from hazardous toys.

They say to read the fine print if you buy toys from independent toys like Amazon. They also say to make sure the seller is legitimate, and it’s never a bad idea to see what other shoppers are saying about a product.

“I read a lot of reviews on Amazon see what other parents are thinking try to get a good idea you know of what’s going to be good for her,” said Megan Gilmour.

And they ask you to also be aware of certain toys that may be safe for others but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s safe for your child.


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