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Laser Toys Damage Eyes

Laser Toys Found to Cause Blindness

The colorful lights emitted by laser toys might be fun to play with, but the Food and Drug Administration is concerned about their safety, concluding that the concentrated light in laser beams deteriorate eyesight and can even cause blindness. In particular, the FDA is concerned about children's lasers mounted on toy guns, spinning tops that project laser beams, handheld lasers (light sabers), and lasers that create optical effects in a room because although "they don't create instantaneous pain, they do cause permanent eye damage and burns over time, even after one-time use," the FDA says.

To find out what to look for when buying children's laser toys, read the whole story on The Huffington Post.

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