Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – While many parents are trying to get the best deals on the hottest toys, health experts advise safety to be at the top of their wish lists.

UW Health and Safe Kids Worldwide recommend that anyone buying a toy for a child should consider the children’s age before purchasing a toy or game.

In 2021, nearly 122-thousand children under the age of 15 were treated in emergency rooms for toy-related injuries such as choking or cuts from broken toys.

To avoid these injuries, parents should read instructions carefully, check toys for any sharp edges or choking hazards before gifting them, and ensure to pair gifts like bikes, scooters, or skateboards with protective gear.

Parents can also check to see if a toy has been recalled by the US consumer product safety commission.