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Minimizing Risk for Children's Toy Laser Products Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff December 2014


Minimizing Risk for Children's Toy Laser Products

Issued by:
Guidance Issuing Office
Center for Devices and Radiological Health

This guidance is intended to inform manufacturers of laser products, FDA staff and the public of the Center for Devices and Radiological Health’s (CDRH) 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.

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Submit comments on this guidance document electronically via docket ID: FDA-2013-S-0610 - Specific Electronic Submissions Intended For FDA's Dockets Management Staff (i.e., Citizen Petitions, Draft Proposed Guidance Documents, Variances, and other administrative record submissions)

If unable to submit comments online, please mail written comments to:

Division of Dockets Management (HFA- 305)
Food and Drug Administration
5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061
Rockville, MD 20852

All comments should be identified with the title of the guidance.