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Playing it Safe with Backyard Toys

Everyone loves toys, but it’s wise to use caution as to prevent people getting hurt. In 2015, 254,000 people were treated by a doctor for toy-related injuries, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Nearly half (45 percent) of those injuries occurred on the face or head. When it comes to fun and play in your backyard, keep in mind that the most prevalent injuries were caused by playthings that are designed to be used outside:

  • 21 percent of toy injuries were caused by non-motorized scooters.
  • Eight percent were caused by toy balls.
  • Five percent were caused by flying discs.

To keep kids safe:

  • Make sure the toy is appropriate for the age of the child.
  • Make sure kids are properly supervised and using toys in the way the toys were meant to be used.
  • Before leaving home or going inside, be sure any and all outdoor toys are picked up and put away in a locked garage or shed. 

Homeowners want their yards to be a place where happy memories are made. To make your play space safer, go the extra mile to make it as safe as possible, especially when you add features like swimming pools and trampolines. Then, schedule a talk with an ERIE agent. You deserve the peace of mind that comes with an ERIE policy.

ERIE® insurance products and services are provided by one or more of the following insurers: Erie Insurance Exchange, Erie Insurance Company, Erie Insurance Property & Casualty Company, Flagship City Insurance Company and Erie Family Life Insurance Company (home offices: Erie, Pennsylvania) or Erie Insurance Company of New York (home office: Rochester, New York).  The companies within the Erie Insurance Group are not licensed to operate in all states. Refer to the company licensure and states of operation information.

The insurance products and rates, if applicable, described in this blog are in effect as of July 2022 and may be changed at any time. 

Insurance products are subject to terms, conditions and exclusions not described in this blog. The policy contains the specific details of the coverages, terms, conditions and exclusions. 

The insurance products and services described in this blog are not offered in all states.  ERIE life insurance and annuity products are not available in New York.  ERIE Medicare supplement products are not available in the District of Columbia or New York.  ERIE long term care products are not available in the District of Columbia and New York. 

Eligibility will be determined at the time of application based upon applicable underwriting guidelines and rules in effect at that time.

Your ERIE agent can offer you practical guidance and answer questions you may have before you buy.