Recent Toy Recall & Safety Information for Parents Available on FamilyEducation.com

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Parenting site offers tips for identifying recalled toys, taking action.

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As one of the first places that parents turn for information, FamilyEducation is committed to providing parents with the latest toy recall information, helpful safety tips and other resources and expert advice for avoiding the most common hazards in toys.

The latest recalls of millions of lead-tainted toys have anxious parents sifting through their children's toys and wondering where to turn for more information on what is and isn't safe. Now with FamilyEducation's up-to-date "Recent Toy Recalls" slideshow they have a place to turn to view photos of the toys affected by the recall and get important information about what to do to ensure their children are safe.

This timely slideshow helps parents determine which recalled toys their children have and keeps them informed of new recalls and safety information with links to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's complete list of toy manufacturers' sites.

"When parents turn on the news and hear that millions of toys are being recalled - often some of their children's favorites - they are confused about what to do and concerned about how to ensure their kids are playing with safe toys," said Jess M. Brallier, publisher, FamilyEducation. "As one of the first places that parents turn for information, FamilyEducation is committed to providing parents with the latest toy recall information, helpful safety tips and other resources and expert advice for avoiding the most common hazards in toys."

Each slide in the "Recent Toy Recalls" slideshow includes a detailed picture of the recalled toy with information about the toy's hazard and a link to the manufacturer's Web site or the U.S. Product Safety Commission. Armed with this information, parents can examine their children's toy collections and determine which toys may be unsafe and then take the appropriate steps.

FamilyEducation also offers parents expert advice for choosing safe and appropriate toys for their children. With the site's "Toy Guide for Parents," mom and dad will learn what makes a good toy, how to choose toys that match their children's ages, interests and abilities, and how to select toys that will help their children learn while they play. Once parents have purchased toys for their kids, FamilyEducation offers tips for keeping toys clean and safe, including instructions for how to disinfect washable, colorfast toys.

FamilyEducation features numerous articles by Dr. Toy (also known as Steveanne Auerbach, Ph.D.), a nationally recognized expert on toys and children's products. These targeted articles help parents think about what makes a good toy and how to choose safe toys for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and school-aged children. Plus, FamilyEducation offers ideas for toys that are fun to take on trips and expert advice on how stuffed animals and puppets can help children develop their nurturing abilities.

About FamilyEducation
FamilyEducation is the leading online publisher of practical parenting guidance, expert family advice, printables, skill-building exercises and activities for children. FamilyEducation.com is dedicated to educating parents and parents-to-be so they can raise healthy, educated and well-rounded children.

FamilyEducation is part of Pearson, the world's largest integrated education company. Pearson's other primary operations include the Financial Times Group and the Penguin Group.

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