Lead Hazards in Some Holiday Toys and Toy Jewelry
Protect children from exposure to lead in metal and plastic toys, especially imported toys, antique toys, and toy jewelry.
Many children get toys and toy jewelry as gifts during the holiday season. Some toys, especially imported toys, antique toys, and toy jewelry, may contain lead. Although lead is invisible to the naked eye and has no smell, exposure to lead can seriously harm a child’s health.
Young children tend to put their hands, toys, or other objects―which may be made of lead or contaminated with lead or lead dust―into their mouths. If you have a small child in your household, make sure the child does not have access to toys, jewelry, or other items that may contain lead.
Read more from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).