Child Safety Notice

Child Safety Notice

It is essential to recognize potential hazards associated with jigsaw puzzle pieces to ensure a safe play environment.

Choking Hazard:

Jigsaw puzzle pieces are small and may pose a choking hazard, especially for young children. To prevent accidents, please adhere to the following guidelines:

  1. Age Appropriateness and Age Recommendations: Our jigsaw puzzles are designed for children above the age of three years old.  

      • Children under the age of 3 should not be given jigsaw puzzles due to small parts that may pose a choking hazard.
      • Ages 3 to 5: Supervise children closely while they engage with puzzles to prevent accidental ingestion of pieces.
      • Ages 6 and above: Children in this age group can typically handle puzzles independently but may still require occasional supervision.
  2. Small Parts Warning:  

    Jigsaw puzzles often contain small pieces. Ensure that children do not put puzzle pieces in their mouths, as this can pose a choking hazard.

  3. Supervision: Ensure that young children are supervised at all times while playing with jigsaw puzzles. Adults should closely monitor play sessions to prevent the accidental ingestion of puzzle pieces.  Jigsaw puzzles should be kept under lock and key when adults are not present.  Small puzzle pieces can become lodged in the throat of young children and pets, therefore precautions should be taken to keep your puzzle out of reach.  It is recommended that adults always supervise children around jigsaw puzzles and to put puzzles in a place where they are inaccessible to children when not in use.

  4. Storage: Store puzzle pieces in a secure container or box that is out of reach of young children when not in use. Avoid leaving loose pieces lying around where they can be easily accessed by infants or toddlers.

  5. Inspect Regularly: Before each use, inspect the puzzle pieces for any signs of wear or damage. Discard any broken or damaged pieces immediately.

  6. Teaching Awareness: Educate children about the importance of not putting small objects in their mouths. Reinforce this message regularly to promote safe play habits.

  7. Use Age Appropriate Puzzles:  

  • Choose puzzles with larger pieces for younger children to reduce the risk of choking.
  • Select puzzles with age-appropriate themes and difficulty levels to keep children engaged without frustration.

Additional Hazards:

While jigsaw puzzle pieces primarily pose a choking hazard, there are other potential risks to be aware of:

  1. Sharp Edges: Some puzzle pieces may have sharp edges, especially if they break or splinter. Handle broken pieces with care and dispose of them properly.

  2. Allergens: Our puzzles are made from high-quality materials, but some individuals may have allergies to certain components. If you or your child have known allergies to specific materials, please review the puzzle's composition before use.

  3. Slipping Hazard: Be cautious when assembling or disassembling puzzles on smooth surfaces. Pieces may slide or shift, leading to slips or falls.

Contact Us:

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the safety of our jigsaw puzzles, please do not hesitate to contact us. Your feedback is valuable to us as we continuously strive to improve our products and ensure the safety of our customers.

Thank you for choosing The Missing Piece Puzzle Company. Together, let's create a safe and enjoyable play experience for children everywhere. 

Donna Brown, Puzzle Queen

The Missing Piece Puzzle Company

PO Box 408 Cedar Avenue

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