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Toy Safety

Toy Safety

What makes a toy "hazardous"?

If during the course of normal use or through wear and tear, the product has a risk of injury or illness through:

  • electrical hazard;
  • mechanical hazard;
  • thermal hazard;
  • toxicity from ingestion, inhalation or absorption through skin or any body surface;
  • flammability; or 
  • asphyxiation or suffocation;

For more information on the definitions see Minn. Stat. §325F.09.

What is a toy?

Any toy, game, or product that is designed, labeled, advertised, or otherwise intended for use by children.

How is "child" defined?

Any person under 14 years of age.

What is a “children’s product?”

A product primarily designed or intended by a manufacturer to be physically applied to or introduced into a child's body, including any article used as a component of such a product, excluding :

  • Food and beverages
  • Dietary supplement, pharmaceutical product or biologic
  • Children's toys that are covered by the ASTM International F963 standard for Toy Safety 
  • Medical device as defined in the federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, United States Code, title 21, section 321(h), as amended through February 15, 2013.
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