News4Jax viewers spread holiday cheer by donating toys to kids in need
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Channel 4 devoted Thursday to collecting toys to help make it a merry Christmas for children in need. Viewers dropped off new and unwrapped toys that will go to children across the River City. So we’re blessed to be a blessing.”One of the first vehicles into the parking lot Thursday morning was a truck from Maxwell House -- filled with toys! “We have been collecting the toys for the kids since the beginning of the summer,” Archie Harris, Line Coordinator at Maxwell House Coffee Co, said. Like I said we have a good working staff over the Maxwell House.
Shopping for toys for your kids? Beware these hidden dangers
According to Safe Kids Worldwide, 174,000 children under the age of 15 were treated in emergency rooms for toy-related injuries in 2016 alone. She also had this advice: “Beware of third-party or independent sellers, which may not conform to CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) standards.”Some toys and regular household items also carry a hidden risk. According to Safe Kids, more than 2,800 children are treated in ERs every year after swallowing small batteries known as button batteries. “But with adult items such as key fobs, even music cards, they have button batteries in them as well. There are very common items we can see that have all these button batteries.