No parent wants to take a present away from their child after he or she opens it on Christmas. But the health of your child is more important than a few shed tears (although, it probably wouldn’t hurt to wait a couple of days until they’re bored with it) and if a toy is on our Recalled Toy List it can cause serious health issues if children are exposed to it over extended periods of time – especially at a young age when the brain is still developing and children are prone stick toys in their mouths.
We urge parents to check the list, and check with the CPSC website after all gifts from family and friends have been opened. Many people do their Christmas shopping early, long before a toy was placed on the recall list. Toys may sit wrapped under a tree for many months. Meanwhile, new toys are being added to the list of recalls almost every day.