The kinds of hazards in toys can vary from the size of the toy to the composition of the toy or even from playing with the toy the way it was meant to be played with. One of the most common toy hazards related to the size of the toy is when it has the potential of being a choking hazard to young children. One way this is typically addressed is when such toys are labeled as being a choking hazard.It is important, however, that the labels be clear and not confuse the public. Researchers have found toys that do present a choking hazard that are not labeled and some products that have a choking hazard warning do not really need one.
Toys that say cute phrases could actually be damaging children's hearing. Toys are supposed to have sound levels only up to ninety decibels. Scientists have tested toys that have sound levels beyond ninety decibels!