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FDA reminds public to scrutinize toys when buying gifts for kids

/ 10:11 PM December 21, 2023

MANILA, Philippines — The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) asked the public on Thursday to choose carefully when buying toys as holiday gifts for children.

“With these in mind, to make sure your toy gift is appropriate and safe, consumers are encouraged to be critical in selecting toys,” the FDA said in its release.

“Read the product label paying attention to the age grading and cautionary statements. Check for small parts for choking hazards, and sharp parts or ends, as these may cause injury to the child,” it said.


Furthermore, the FDA said adults should check toys for breakage and supervise children while playing.


“Check toys for any breakage, as these may cause unintended injury and accidents. Ensure adult supervision over children’s play,” the FDA continued.

The FDA also told consumers to check its verification portal for toys that it has certified to be safe.

“Check if the product has been notified with FDA. Visit the verification portal at https://verification.fda.gov.ph to check the list of notified toys in the market,” it added.

The agency likewise asked consumers to report safety incidents involving toys through its email [email protected] or its hotline at (02) 8857-1900, local 8113 or 8110.


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