"Dinosaur fossils" or "gems" can be dug up in the plaster cast

Be careful, archaeological blind boxes conceal these risks

Dig up "dinosaur fossils", dig up "gems"... Excavation archaeological blind box toys have become quite popular among children recently. However, parents need to be reminded that while children enjoy the fun of exploring, the potential safety risks of such toys cannot be ignored.

Let children experience the joy of "digging treasure".

"Experience the archaeological site and explore the excavation of artifacts." The slogan of excavating archaeological blind box toys is not only itchy for children, but also for many adults to want to give it a try. The Yangtze Evening News reporter entered "archaeological toys" on the online shopping platform and found that there are a variety of archaeological blind box toys, including "dinosaur fossils" loved by "dinosaur fans", "ancient jade" and "gems" loved by "jade fans", and some can dig up insect specimens.

In physical toy stores, archaeological blind box toys are also placed in a prominent position. Not only that, archaeological blind box toys have also been recommended by many parent-child bloggers, and the reasons for the recommendation include: it can make children have the fun of career experience, stimulate children's curiosity, and long-term careful excavation can also improve children's hands-on ability, cultivate children's patience and concentration, etc.

There are certain product quality and safety risks

In the interview, the reporter saw that the "treasures" of archaeological blind box toys are usually wrapped in plaster, and children need to use small hammers, shovels and other tools to dig up the plaster little by little, and finally dig out the "treasures" completely.

It should be reminded that while children are enjoying the fun of exploring, the potential safety risks of archaeological blind box toys cannot be ignored. The State Administration for Market Regulation has recently carried out product quality and safety risk monitoring on excavated archaeological blind box toys, and after comprehensive analysis and evaluation, archaeological blind box toys have certain product quality and safety risks, which are mainly manifested in the fact that the products contain small parts, small balls, etc., and there is a risk of children swallowing them by mistake; Reachable sharp tips, wooden thorns, protrusions, etc., which may pose a risk of punctures, scratches, cuts to the child's skin; Counterfeit accessories and packaging are missing warning signs, which may pose a risk of improper protection.

Pay attention to the application of age warnings

The market supervision department reminds parents to pay attention to whether the name and address of the manufacturer, product name, model, implementation standard, applicable age, safety warning and other information on the product packaging are complete when purchasing and using archaeological blind box toys for their children. And pay attention to instruction manuals, warning instructions, precautions, etc., such as "Warning! The product contains small parts/balls, not suitable for children under 3 years old", etc. For archaeological blind box toys that fall within the scope of CCC certification and are suitable for children under 14 years of age, the packaging should also be marked with the "CCC" logo.

In addition, during the use of archaeological blind box toys, parents can also judge whether there are sharp tips or burrs in excavation tools and embedded objects by observing and touching. And by pulling and other methods, observe whether the embedded structure is firm, remind children to pay attention to safety when playing, and avoid punctures and scratches caused by sharp tips or burrs caused by rupture and fracture.

Yangtze Evening News/Purple Cow News reporter Xue Ling