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Find Out What Toys Could Send Your Child to the Hospital During the Holidays

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Toys, the thing to put a smile on a child's face this season, but could also send them to the emergency room.

While toy recalls are on the decline, toy related injuries are on the rise.

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, there were more than 265,000 toy related injuries treated in emergency rooms during 2012.

Tragically, almost half of those injuries involved the head or face of a child under the age of 15.

St. Vincent Health Care Medical Director, Jim Bentler says certain kinds of toys seem to produce an increase in child injuries during the holidays. He explains that, "The nerf toys have soft tips and that sort of thing, and the amount of energy they're shot out with isn't that great, but even one of those in the eye can cause corneal abrasion or worse."

Bentler says it is also important for parents to buy age appropriate toys to help reduce the chance of an unwanted visit to the emergency room

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