In fact, magnetic science and educational toys are a ki […]
In fact, magnetic science and educational toys are a kind of creative and novel toy gifts that allow children to create various models according to their imagination. Can exercise hands, brain, thinking and creativity, stimulate curiosity and imagination, develop logical thinking ability and scientific thinking ability, cultivate creativity, perception and concentration. Good parent toys. When buying magnetic toys, we should go to regular stores or websites and choose magnetic toys with formal packaging according to the age of the child. When children play with toys, parents should do safety education. Children under 6 years of age advise parents to play with them.
In 2006, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) urgently ordered the recall of Mag-netix magnetic building block toys in the United States. Allegedly, magnetic assembly blocks are educational toys, which were very popular in the US market after they were put on the market in September 2003. Safety accidents occur because children tend to ingest small beads on magnetic toys, because they are magnets and ingest more than two beads. These objects attract each other through the intestinal wall, causing a fatal intestinal perforation or intestinal obstruction.
The bold words on the packaging of magnetic toy products are "It is strictly forbidden to put them in the mouth"
At present, the domestic market has also found that toys with similar magnetic assembly are being sold. On the children's toy counters in shopping malls and supermarkets, magnetically assembled blocks can be seen in prominent positions. Tiles are selling well in Hangzhou, but domestic products are clearly marked. Picking up the packaging of any brand of such toys, you can see the warning "suitable for children and adults over 36 months". The outer packaging of the magnetic bar building block is marked in bold in some places, "When a child toys, it is strictly forbidden to put the steel ball or magnetic bar in the mouth." In addition, there is a warning comic "Do n’t put it in the mouth" on the packaging .
In fact, this toy can exercise children's intelligence and practical ability. The common feature of these toys is made of small steel balls and plastic rods, and embedded in a small magnetic strip in the plastic rods. It can be adsorbed on small steel balls or other plastic rods, and then spliced into various geometric shapes and models through some auxiliary materials. Most of the materials used are polyethylene components, neodymium iron boron magnets and metal balls. But if you eat it wrong, it does bring danger. Therefore, the appropriate population is increased to "children over 6 years old".
According to Miss Zhong of the commercial management department of a shopping mall in Hangzhou, as early as October 1, 2004, the State compulsorily issued the National Technical Specification for Toy Safety (GB6675-2003). The standard classifies toys based on children's age and ability to take care of themselves. For children under 3 years old, there are special instruments to measure the volume of toy parts and components should not be less than the safety standards. For children over three years old, the easy-to-eat parts must also have clear signs. "As long as the relevant department determines that the toy is dangerous, we must remove the cabinet as soon as possible."
Magnetic toys are not suitable for all ages
China's National Standard for "Toy Safety" requires magnets and magnetic parts to prevent magnetic materials or parts from being swallowed by children. At the same time, magnetic and electrical performance products suitable for children over 8 years of age will be required to be marked with a warning: "Warning!" These toys contain small specifications of strong magnets and are not suitable for children under 8 years old to use alone.
There is a toy store called "Strawberry Wood Play Store" on Taobao. The price of a wooden magnetic vegetable and fruit music toy is 176 yuan. There are more than 4,320 transactions per month, and the cumulative valuation exceeds 11,000 yuan. Most buyers are evaluated in terms of color, workmanship, taste, suction, smoothness, etc. No one mentions its safety performance and is suitable for children of several years old. In the detailed introduction of the toy, the age of the toy is specified as "over 3 years old". "Will a 3-year-old kid play?" The reporter asked. The merchant replied: "Of course, the one-year-old child has no problem playing, and the materials we use are safe." But for the safety of the magnet itself, the other party said that parents should still take care of it, even if they eat it Pulled out, the problem is not big.
In a stationery shop next to an experimental elementary school, the reporter saw a digital magnetic disk priced at only 39 yuan, labeled "Children over 3 years old." "Toys are like this kind of pediatrics. Children two or three years old are playing just right. Older children don't like to play anymore. Children over eight years old don't like this!" The owner said, these toys have issued a warning: The small parts are suffocating and are not suitable for children under 3 years of age. "Adults must be present to supervise the use of toys. "In general, there will be no problems.
Children's safety awareness needs to be improved
In many elementary schools in China, there are toy shops and snacks for small customers, many of which are easily eaten by children's small toys. In a toy store near Shihuqiao Road, we met several children from Anji Road Primary School and Changjiang Experimental Primary School. They hurriedly picked a Japanese cartoon character "juncao" toy that was smaller than the adult's thumb. When asked if it was safe to play with toys, a little boy named Lu Lu dismissed and said, "I went to school. As long as I run fast when I set off firecrackers, where else can I eat?"
According to some parents, a "digital baby" magnet toy is widely circulated among kindergarten and junior high school students.
The shop owner told reporters that they usually come to buy toys for older children who have gone to school, while young children are accompanied by their parents. "Parents won't pick toys that are too small," he said. "
Matters needing attention when buying magnetic toys
In fact, magnetic science and educational toys are a kind of creative and novel toy gifts that allow children to create various models according to their imagination. Can exercise hands, brain, thinking and creativity, stimulate curiosity and imagination, develop logical thinking ability and scientific thinking ability, cultivate creativity, perception and concentration. Good parent toys.
When buying magnetic toys, we should go to regular stores or websites and choose magnetic toys with formal packaging according to the age of the child. When children play with toys, parents should do safety education. Children under 6 years of age advise parents to play with them.