Workshop scheduled to provide toy safety information on Dec. 19

12.07.2017 | By Jeannie Peng Mansyur


San Jacinto College and Lakeshore Learning Store to present free workshop during National Safe Toys and Gifts Month

There were an estimated 240,000 toy-related injuries in the United States last year. As consumers shop for the biggest gift-giving holiday of 2017, San Jacinto College Community Education is providing the latest information on how to choose the safest toys during National Safe Toys and Gifts Month.

The College, along with Lakeshore Learning Store, will present a free Toy Safety Workshop on Tuesday, Dec. 19, from 12 to 1 p.m., in the Interactive Learning Center, C-1.108, on the Central Campus. Attendees will receive information on what to look for when shopping for fun, safe toys and experts from the Lakeshore Learning Store will give demonstrations on toy safety.

December is National Safe Toys and Gifts Month. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has created a toy safety system, requiring testing by independent, third party testing laboratories around the world; enforcing stringent lead and phthalates limits for toys; imposing some of the most stringent toy standards in the world; and stopping violative and dangerous toys at the ports and in the marketplace before they reach children’s hands, according to the Commission’s website. 

The San Jacinto College Central Campus is located at 8060 Spencer Highway in Pasadena. San Jacinto College Community Education is a part of the Continuing and Professional Development division. For more information, email

About the Continuing and Professional Development division
This division at San Jacinto College provides continuing education and training for both current and future employees in the professional and technical job sectors, as well as provides the public with noncredit open enrollment course options to enhance their lives. Professional and technical training is available through contract training, open enrollment, and grant funding. For more information, call 281-476-1838 or visit the Continuing and Professional Development division website

About San Jacinto College

Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, since 1961. As a fiscally sound institution, the College currently holds bond ratings of AA and Aa2 by Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s, respectively. San Jacinto College is a 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence Rising Star Award recipient and an Achieving the Dream Leader College. Approximately 45,000 credit and non-credit students each year benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success. The College offers eight areas of study that prepare a diverse body of students to transfer to four-year colleges or universities or enter the workforce with the skills needed to support the growing industries along the Texas Gulf Coast. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.

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