Montreal, Canada (PRWEB) December 3, 2008
TickleTickle issued a reminder to parents today to pay close attention to toy and health safety standards when choosing gifts for children and babies this holiday season. This past year has seen a number of health and safety issues surrounding child-related products; all of which need to be taken into account when buying gifts. TickleTickle provides a variety of toys, baby products and gift sets that are tested for health and safety issues.
Every year, children of all ages are injured due to poor toy choices. In 2007, there were 232 900 child injuries related to toys in US emergency rooms alone (US Consumer Product Safety Commission, November 2008). While the statistics for 2008 are still to be determined, this past year has been a particularly hazardous year for baby products and children's toys. The toy industry was hit by a series of recalls, including earlier in the year when America's Mattel Inc. recalled more than 21 million Chinese-made toys worldwide because of concerns about lead paint and tiny detachable magnets. Later this year, Canada also made headlines when it became the first country to formally declare bisphenol A hazardous to human health and ban it from baby bottles where it could be harmful to babies.
"TickleTickle urges parents to research products carefully and make informed decisions before purchasing," said Chaviva Lifson, co-founder of TickleTickle. "Looking at consumer reports and paying special attention to age appropriateness are important factors when choosing a gift. TickleTickle is committed providing our customers with a useful online shopping resource. To help parents better evaluate gift ideas, we have included a number of useful reference links on our TickleTickle blog site."
Child safety has always been one of the key underlying values of TickleTickle and the TickleTickle online store offers a number of great gift options in line with this philosophy. For the holiday season, TickleTickle has some fun toys from Melissa and Doug, a North American company that stresses product safety. For the organics-only customer, TickleTickle also offers organic baby bath gift sets and, as always, TickleTickle provides a full range of bpa-free toddler feeding accessories and baby bottles for healthy gift ideas.
Originally launched in 2007, TickleTickle focuses on finding unique and practical products for moms, dads and babies, bringing these products to their customers through their fun and easy to use online store. Co-founded by two very busy mothers, TickleTickle understands the importance of time savings for parents and aims to facilitate the buying process by providing a trusted, one-stop-shop resource for great, one-of-a-kind baby products. For more information, please visit their web site at http://www.tickletickle.com or blog at blog.tickletickle.com.