The Hidden Dangers When Choosing Children’s Toys

With an overwhelming selection of toys available online and in brick and mortar stores, it’s all too easy to select toys for your kids that have hidden dangers that can affect their safety and well being.

The fancy packaging, while very eye-catching and attractive, can also be a distraction from the elements of a toy that may be more harmful than good for your child.

Just because a toy is extremely popular, it doesn’t mean that it’s the safest toy for your child. There could be potential dangers lurking that could be harmful to your kid.

Outlined below are 3 of these hidden dangers to help you choose the best and safest toys always for your kids so that you have peace of mind:

Lead

Lead is still used in some toys despite all the warnings about how deadly this toxin actually is. There should be no more than 40 parts per million lead in any toy, as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Be sure to look on the packaging of any toy you plan to buy and check to see if it’s Lead FREE which is the absolute safest option or if it mentions how much lead is actually in the toy.

Stick with well known brands who adhere to the regulations and guidelines about the amounts of lead that can be safely used in any toy. This will ensure that your child is kept safe.

Magnets

There have been a number of cases where toys using magnets have cause severe injury, and sadly in some cases death, because tiny magnets became detached from the toys and young toddlers unwittingly swallowed them.

It is so important that you look at all the components for any toy you buy to see if it contains any magnets and to ensure that the magnets can not be broken off or detached by a young child.

Also, take the time to check the reviews left by other parents just to make sure that there hasn’t been any complaints, concerns or worries about magnets breaking off from a toy, which would pose a real threat to your child.

Inflatable Pool Toys

A number of cases involving inflatable pool toys came to the fore when babies and young toddlers slipped through the leg straps that tore easily, putting those children at risk of drowning.

While these toys are a fun way to babies and toddlers to float in a pool, choose a reputable company that puts your child’s safety first and foremost.

One company was fined $650,000 by the Consumer Product Safety Commission because they knowingly released inflatable pool toys for babies that failed to protect them from slipping into the pool, where they could have drowned.

Check the reviews and what other parents have said about any inflatable pool toy you’re interested in and also do some background checks online about the company selling the toy as it’s better to take the time to be safe than sorry.

The above list is of hidden dangers in toys is not definitive by any means, but gives you an insight into the fact that you do need to do your due diligence when buying toys for your kids.

Of course it’s time consuming to try to research each toy you’re interesting in purchasing, but in the interests of keeping your little one safe, this is something you need to seriously consider.

Alternatively, you can find the best toys for kids here where all the research, background checks and safety checks have already been done for you, giving you peace of mind and complete confidence when shopping online.

Why you should only get safe and legal supplements?

If at any point in your life you have considered working out for a healthier, ripped body, you have heard of supplements. Chances are, you have used them as well. The results supplements can show when combined with the right workout can be astonishing, and isn’t that what we all want?

Before starting to use dietary supplements, know the repercussions. Some of them can benefit your health, but some others can have disastrous effects your body. Read  on, because the wrong supplement can kill you.

In the United States, Food and Drugs Administration regulates supplements. But instead of being treated as drugs, they are treated as food and do not have to adhere to the same production standards that medicines have to go through. This makes the supplements venture open to anyone with no expertise.

So before you decide to choose what supplement to take, ensure it is legal, and have a discussion with your healthcare provider. This will allow you to understand what you are ingesting in your body.

There are many common supplements that can contain ingredients that will actively cause adverse biological damage in your body, complicating your health. Some supplements can even have normal ingredients such as Vitamin D or A, which is not inherently harmful. But you may already be consuming plenty of it as part of your natural diet and the overdose could poison you.

In case of protein supplements it’s also common to have normal proteins that can sufficiently be consumed through food only, which means unless you know exactly what to look for, you will be wasting your money.

MOVO MOVO has mentioned  strict guidelines for legal supplements as to what can go into them and come with clear and concise details of the quantity you will be consuming. You need to decide what complementing foods you should consume without risks.…

Are the millionaires not paying their fair share in tax?

What comes to mind when you hear the popular saying that the ‘rich keep getting richer while the  poor keep getting poorer?- you probably think of how the rich takes decisive actions towards gaining wealth while the poor keep running a rat race as Robert Kiyosaki posited. But what if the rich are involved in underhand dealing? In this view that we pose the critical question: Are the millionaires not paying their fair shares in tax?

However you wish to look at it; it will be helpful to lay out some focal facts.

  • A report on Independent has it that wealthy people are being favoured by the HMRC hence they get to pay less.
  • In 2016, millionaire tax avoiders hold over £ 170bn in tax havens and n turn cost the government to lose revenue in the tuneof £ 56bn.
  • About 1% of UK’s citizens are millionaires.
  • According to a report in Financial Times, the wealthiest 1% of income taxpayers pay something in excess of a quarter of the total income tax which is a sizeable chunk of the revenue of the government.

So, where do we go from here?

From the last point [on the fact list], it could be drawn that millionaires are paying fair share of tax – if not more. However, one has to tread on the path of caution as there could be some other areas through which a few millionaires have etched out a leeway to dodging paying tax.

Ensuring that millionaires pay their fair share of tax

We cannot outrightly conclude that all millionaires are paying their fair shares of tax. This is why the onus falls on the regulatory agencies [as well as the government] to put in place certain checks and balances to monitor the activities of millionaires in connection to the payment of tax. The could limit and/or forestall to use of tax havens, Shell Company and facilities [such as capital gains tax and trust deeds] to evade tax. Furthermore, stiff(er) sanctions should be ‘hammered’ on any erring party that fails to comply with the laid-down tax laws.…