The number of toys on the market price and various forms should be of concern to parents. Because, until now there are still many bergaman toys that contain hazardous chemicals such as heavy metals such as Mercury, Lead, Cadmium and Chromium.
This is further exacerbated by the free market, especially Chinese products coming into Indonesia with cheap and competitive prices. Many illegal entry of Chinese products that a number of parents raised concerns about the security products they buy toys for their children’s health.
To anticipate this, Noor Jehan, the research staff of the Indonesian Consumers Foundation (YLKI) shares some tips for parents to choose toys that are safe for their children:
* Read labels carefully: Most parents buy toys do not read labels. Based on the findings YLKI, many toys that do not have labels Indonesian language. In fact, the trade rules explained that any product label must include the Indonesian language, which contains about how to use it and for what age.
* Prices are expensive not necessarily safe: During this time, many parents assume that price determines quality. This is true, but not always the expensive price of safe toys. “From the findings we get, there are toys that cost Rp 30 thousand to Rp 300 thousand. Turns out that expensive, there are still chemicals and harmful metals,” said Noor.
* Buy age-appropriate toys: For example, for children 3 years old toys you should not buy a size too small. Because of that fear, your child will be put toys into their mouths. “So, if the hazardous substances that enter the body and accumulate would endanger the child’s health,” he added.
* Check the physical toys: Some kids educational toys are generally made from wood such as the abacus. So it is important to look at and check the condition of the surface of the toy, whether or not the child is safe. Because wooden toy pieces that are not smooth misallnya get into the hands of children or even take inedible.