Woolworths bricks could be the most dangerous collectibles ever and should NEVER be given to children under five
- Woolworths bricks are extremely dangerous for young children, experts say
- The popular new collectible should never be given to children under three
- Child safety experts say the toys should always be treated with caution
The popular Woolworths bricks collectibles could be deadly if children are left with them unsupervised, experts warn.
The bricks are a choking hazard according to CPR Kids who released a statement warning parents to be vigilant when their children are playing with the toys.
The child safety experts say the blocks should never be given to toddlers or babies, or left where they can access them on their own.
The popular Woolworths bricks collectibles could be deadly if children are left with them unsupervised, experts warn
The child safety experts say the blocks should never be given to toddlers or babies, or left where they can access them on their own
‘Always make sure all pieces are accounted for, and make sure that the older kids understand if any drop on the floor that they need to be picked up right away,’ they said in a post.
The post was accompanied with pictures showing how small some of the popular collectibles are.
There is a choking hazard warning on each pack as well as a clear age guideline of five and up.
CPR Kids said they don’t want parents to ban the toys altogether.
‘Anything that brings joy to kids right now is great,’ they wrote.
They recommend kids under three should not be given access to the tiny toys.
And concerned parents agreed with the post.
‘That is why I have not got them in my house, one mum with three children ages one, four and six said.
‘Both the older girls wanted to get them but I did not want to for the safety of my youngest daughter,’ she wrote.
Others said they have also had to be firm when their kids have pleaded for the toys at the checkout.
But some have decided to collect the toys for their older children.
‘To us its all about teaching her about keeping our baby safe. And she shouldn’t miss out just because we have a bub,’ a mum said of her five-year old.
Some mums criticised parents for not reading the clear instructions on the packet.
Collections should be kept away from young children at all times
But the CPR experts were quick to intervene.
‘Accidents happen to even the most vigilant and well meaning parents. All it takes is an older child popping some in their pocket and dropping them in another room where a baby or toddler can access,’ they wrote.
CPR Kids is run by paediatric registered nurses who have cared for thousands of sick or injured babies and children.
They offer free first aid advice over Facebook and also offer a range of comprehensive first aid courses.