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Safety hazards by age group

Some toys and everyday household goods can be a safety hazard for young children—these hazards change as children grow older.

You should choose safe products and supervise children to ensure they are safe in your care. We recommend you:

  • check your household items (especially those listed below)
  • consider your child’s safety and how hazards change as your child grows up.

The following list highlights hazards by age groups and provides links to further useful information.

Years 0–1

Years 1–3

Years 4–9

Aged 9 and older