Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration published a final guidance document “Minimizing Risk for Children’s Toy Laser Products” which inform manufacturers of laser products, FDA headquarters and field personnel, and the public of the FDA’s current thinking on the safety of children’s toy laser products. Lasers with outputs above certain levels that are operated in an unsafe and uncontrolled manner may cause injury to the user and/or others within range of the laser beam. This is a particular concern for lasers intended for entertainment purposes, especially when intended to be used as toys by children.
You can find further information here:
- Final Guidance: Minimizing Risk for Children’s Toy Laser Products
- Link to Consumer Update article: Laser Toys: Not Always Child’s Play
Center for Devices and Radiological Health
Food and Drug Administration