Toys

Aquatic toys are not safety devices, so children must be supervised at all times when playing with these toys in the water.
Babies and young children can suffer a range of injuries from unsafe toys. Make sure you buy sturdy and well-made toys that can handle vigorous play by children.
Building blocks can provide young children with hours of creative play, but make sure there are no broken parts or brittle edges to avoid injury.
Use our tips for buying and using dolls to help protect your child from cuts, splinters and choking hazards.
There is a permanent ban on the sale of inflatable toys, novelties and furniture that have loose beads or small particles inside the product, due to the risk of choking or suffocation for young children.
Magnets can be dangerous to children if swallowed. Regularly check that magnets are securely attached or embedded in the toy, and supervise young children when playing with magnetic toys.
Ensure that push-pull toys do not have long cords or strings that could pose a strangulation risk to young children, and check there are no sharp edges or exposed nails on the handles.

While many stuffed toys seem safe, if some parts of a toy are not attached securely, they can pose a choking risk for children.

If using a toy box to pack away your child's toys, follow our tips for buying and using toy boxes safely to prevent serious injury or entrapment.
Children are at risk of a range of injuries when playing in cubby houses. Make sure you buy a cubby house that has adequate ventilation and that can be easily opened from the inside.
Some balloon blowing kits contain cancer-causing substances. Make sure you buy a kit that meets the mandatory safety standard.
Children are at risk of serious eye injuries or from choking when playing with projectile toys. Always make sure children know how to play safely with these toys.
Yo-yo water balls pose a number of safety risks, including strangulation. There is a ban on these products being supplied in Australia.

Children risk cuts and lacerations when playing with toy knives. Avoid buying toy knives, even if they're specifically designed for children.

If swallowed, a button battery can become stuck in a child’s throat and result in catastrophic injuries and even death. Insertion of button batteries into body orifices such as ears and noses can also lead to significant injuries. Keep products with button batteries out of sight and out of reach of small children at all times.