CDRH Industry and Consumer Update: Minimizing Risk for Children’s Toy Laser Products - Guidance for Industry and FDA Staff

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

      http://www.fda.gov/downloads/MedicalDevices/DeviceRegulationandGuidance/GuidanceDocuments/UCM363731.pdf

  •  Link to Consumer Update article: Laser Toys: Not Always Child’s Play

http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm363908.htm

 

 

Thank you.

Center for Devices and Radiological Health

Food and Drug Administration


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