Laser toys that flash bright lights are fun for kids , but they can also be dangerous, the FDA is warning.
The concentrated lights in lasers – even toys – can cause serious eye injuries and even blindness.
The FDA has issued draft guidance on the safety of toy laser products to protect children from harm.
Here are some safety tips
• Never aim or shine a laser directly at anyone, including animals. The light energy from a laser aimed into the eye can be hazardous, perhaps even more than staring directly into the sun.
• Do not aim a laser at any reflective surface.
• Remember that the startling effect of a bright beam of light can cause serious accidents when aimed at a driver in a car or otherwise negatively affect someone who is engaged in other activity, such as sports.