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Baby toys

Baby toy

Baby toys refer to a broad category of items.  They can include but are not limited to:

  • rattles and teethers
  • stuffed toys
  • toys on a string or cord
  • ride-on toys
  • battery operated toys
  • electric toys and appliances.

Babies often place toys in their mouth to explore them. They can suck and chew on them and therefore are more vulnerable to choking on small objects.

A mandatory standard exists that specifies rules for all toys for children under three years old. For more information, visit the mandatory standard for toys for children under three page.

When choosing and using these products, remember babies and children can:

  • choke if they ingest or inhale small parts—choking can lead to death
  • suffer serious illness if they swallow small parts that can cause damage to the bowels and contain toxic elements
  • strangle on cords, ribbons and elastic longer than 220 mm, which can form into loops and strangle babies
  • drown if unsupervised while using flotation toys in the water
  • suffer cuts and wounds from toys that have sharp edges.
Mandatory Standards

Mandatory Standards

The mandatory standard for toys for children up to and including 36 months of age came into effect on 17 December 2003. It covers specific testing methods, as well as design and construction requirements.
Recalls

Recalls

Check www.recalls.gov.au for any recalls related to this page.

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