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They offer a series of recommendations to make the purchases of toys facing the Christmas season and Kings (22/12/2016)

The User Advisory Service of the Municipal Services of the Department of Economic Development offers a series of recommendations to make purchases of toys in the face of the imminent Christmas season and Kings this year in order to make a responsible and convenient election For buyers and users.

From this service it is remembered that the sociability of the children and the role that they will want to play in their environment will be influenced by those games in which they have participated;

And toys are going to be the instruments that introduce them into such games.

Your perceptions and hobbies can be shaped by those.

Both educators and psychologists agree on the importance of making an appropriate choice of toy according to the profile of each child.

The game is an unavoidable aspect for the adaptation of the child to the environment that surrounds it, reason why the toys are instruments to complete the paper of the same.

It is therefore recommended that the purchase of toys should not involve risks for its recipients;

So that it is necessary to check that they do not contain cutting elements or that can cause damage and it is essential that the CE marking is complied with - and that the components (size of parts), materials (toxic and Flammable), voltage, and so on.

In addition, it is recalled that the age and personality of the child are determinants in the choice of toys, and if these may be too complex or too simple, in both cases they would not attract attention;

And the saturation by toys can produce an effect contrary to the desired one.

It is also advisable to repair the instructions and warnings of use;

The size of the packaging and packaging can lead to confusion of the actual size of the toys;

And expensive or complex toys are not always the most recommended, as they can be less durable or reduce the chances of play.

It is noted that bellicose and sexist toys encourage undesirable behavior and remember that the choice should be made with children in mind, not aimed at satisfying the frustrated desires of adults at that time in life.

Advertising, in any of its manifestations, may mislead the characteristics of toys;

And it must be borne in mind that some of them, in order for them to be really useful, need adult accompaniment.

It is advisable to always keep proof of purchase (tickets, invoices, etc.), advertising offers or e-mails to be considered in connection with the purchase agreement.

This municipal service indicates that it is convenient, to demystify some toys, to accompany the children in the broadcasting of advertising spaces;

And to buy in places authorized for sale only for a short period of time, can be a problem when it comes to possible returns or claims.

One of the keys to an adequate choice is to conjugate the child's age, character and type of toy, being essential to make a conscious purchase;


The purchase in establishments adhering to the Consumer Arbitration System is recommended as an added guarantee;

And request and keep receipts receipts, invoices, etc. of the purchases, as well as advertising offers that may be of interest at the time of possible returns or claims.

Also, remember that used toys and now without interest can serve children who lacks them.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Totana

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