Child toy safety concerns

U HIT THE STORES TO GO HOLIDAY SHOPPING FOR YOUR KIDS EXPERTS ARE WARNING ABOUT POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS TOYS 10 NEWS REPORTER JESSICA JEWELL IS WORKING TO FIND OUT WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TO KEEP YOUR KIDS SAFE HOLIDAY SHOPPING SEASON IS UPON US

BUT BEFORE YOU HIT THE STORES LOCAL EXPERTS ARE WORKING TO MAKE SURE YOU KNOW WHICH TOYS ARE SAFE FOR YOUR KIDS SOT JILL LUCAS- DRAKEFORD/ CARILION CHILDREN'S SAFE KIDS COORDINATOR 23:04 "TOYS THAT DON'T HAVE ANYTHING THAT'S DETACHABLE THAT THEY COULD GET INGESTED INTO THEIR MOUTHS OR LODGED ANY PLACE ELSE SO STUFFED ANIMALS, DOLLS, THOSE TYPES OF THINGS" ANOTHER CHOKING HAZARD THAT'S BECOME POPULAR IN TOYS IN RECENT YEARS

BUTTON BATTERIES 17:08 "THE REALLY SMALL BATTERIES THAT ARE SEEN IN DIFFERENT TYPES OF TOYS AND OTHER TYPES OF HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTS THAT WE HAVE AT HOME" BUT IF YOUR CHILD ACCIDENTALLY SWALLOWS ONE IT CAN CAUSE MAJOR PROBLEMS 18:28 "IT STARTS TO DETERIORATE THE TISSUES IT CAN CAUSE SOME REALLY SEVERE INJURIES SO UNFORTUNATELY IT KIND OF MASKS THE SAME SYMPTOMS AND TISSUES OF MAYBE A VIRUS SO KIDS MIGHT START TO THROW UP, FEEL NAUSEATED, BE COUGHING AND WHEEZING AND THOSE TYPES OF THINGS" A NEW MOM WE CAUGHT UP WITH SAYS SAFETY IS ALWAYS ON HER MIND WHILE SHOPPING FOR HER DAUGHTER 30:32 "SMALL THINGS THAT THEY COULD EASILY PUT IN THEIR MOUTH OR CHOKE ON" LIKE MANY MOMS, SHE SAYS SHE STAYS UP-TO-DATE WITH RECALLS TO MAKE SURE SHE KNOWS WHAT NOT TO BUY

SOT SAMANTHA SMELSER/ NEW MOM 1:05-1:15 31:21 "DO YOUR RESEARCH BEFOREHAND THAT WOULD BE MY THING, THE INTERNET IS A GREAT TOOL YOU CAN LOOK UP STUFF BEFORE YOU EVEN HAVE TO GO OUT AND BRAVE THE CROWDS AND YOU CAN LET YOUR FAMILY KNOW AHEAD OF TIME HEY THIS IS A GOOD IDEA, HEY THIS ISN'T A GOOD IDEA" MAKING SURE THE HOLIDAY SEASON IS MERRY AND SAFE IN ROANOKE, JESSICA JEWELL 10 NEWS, WORKING FOR YOU

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