CCH Book Has Latest Toy Safety Guidelines

(RIVERWOODS, ILL., March 13, 2003) – To make sure that toys truly are a source of joy, CCH INCORPORATED (CCH), a leading provider of business law information and publisher of the CCH Consumer Product Safety Guide has published Toy Safety: Make Playtime a Safe Time. (53 pages, $5.50 single copy price. For more information or to order, call 1-800-248-3248 or visit

Toy Safety is geared to consumers — parents and any other individuals —concerned with selecting toys that are safe for children. Written in conjunction with SAFE/Safer America for Everyone, a consumer advocacy group headed up by Ann Brown, former Chairperson of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the pamphlet incorporates the age guidelines for toys issued by the CPSC on November 18, 2002 — the agency's first revision of policy in that area in several years.

In addition to recommendations for toy purchases based on a child's age, abilities and developmental levels, the pamphlet includes sections on avoiding common injury-causing hazards, as well as what to do if a toy is recalled. It also provides handy checklists of appropriate toys for each specific age group, such as infants, toddlers and preschoolers.

"Toy Safety is an ideal vehicle for toy manufacturers and retailers to demonstrate their concern for the proper selection and safe use of their products," said Georgia Koutouzos, CCH consumer law analyst.

Broad Range of Concerns

Toy Safety addresses a broad range of toy safety concerns in straightforward, easy-to-understand language. Contents include:

  • Selecting a Suitable Toy—Where to Start
  • Age Labels—What Do They Mean?
  • Other Safety Hints
  • Toys for Infants
  • Newborns (0-3 months)
  • Young Infants (4-7 months)
  • Older Infants (8-11 months)
  • Toys for Toddlers
  • Young Toddlers (12-18 months)
  • Older Toddlers (19-23 months)
  • Two- and Three-Year Olds
  • Toys for Pre-Schoolers (4-5 years)
  • Toys for Primary School Children (6-8 years)
  • Toys for Older School Children (9-12 years)
  • Proper Protective Gear
  • Storing and Maintaining Toys Safely
  • Dangers to Watch Out For
  • Choking Hazards
  • Suffocation Hazards
  • Strangulation Hazards
  • Shocks and Burns
  • Chemical Hazards
  • Other Injury Hazards
  • Toy Recalls
  • Resources

Availability and Pricing

For more information or to order the 53-page publication, Toy Safety: Make Playtime a Safe Time, call CCH at 1-800-248-3248 or visit the CCH Online Store at Price ranges from $5.50 per copy for single copies to $1.25 per copy in quantities of 10,000 or more. Custom covers, imprinted with a name and logo or using camera-ready art are available on orders of 1,000 or more copies. Call 1-800-248-3248 for details.


CCH INCORPORATED, headquartered in Riverwoods, Ill., was founded in 1913 and has served four generations of business professionals and their clients. The company produces more than 700 electronic and print products for the tax, legal, securities, human resources, health care and small business markets. CCH is a Wolters Kluwer company. The CCH web site can be accessed at The CCH Business and Finance Group web site can be accessed at

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