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Toy safety tips this holiday season from Indy mom blogger

Fewer inspections during pandemic
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Posted at 6:08 PM, Dec 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-25 00:45:55-05

INDIANAPOLIS -- According to one investigation, toy inspections are down during the pandemic and this has some experts worried.

According to the National Law Review, a USA Today investigation uncovered, for six months, toy inspectors were “pulled” due to the pandemic threat. The investigation also detailed for five months this year there were significantly less violations issued — only a quarter of the total from previous years.

WRTV spoke with Jeanine Bobenmoyer, “Chief Mom Officer” of mom blog “The City Moms,” about this, and she said she was surprised to hear this. The mom of two offered some tips heading into the holiday for presents under the tree.

“Tap into your community first. That is kind of our number one go to for our City Moms. And by that I mean reach out to our community and say hey this is what we got, does anyone else notice this? Does anyone else have any questions?” Bobenmoyer suggested.

She also stressed the point to be your own advocate for you and your children and said if something seems off, say something by reaching out to the manufacturer or seller.