The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has posted a Safety Communication
and accompanying video reminding consumers about the risk of eye and skin
injuries from exposure to products containing lasers. Although most toys with
lasers are safe and comply with performance standards, some laser products
such as hand-held laser pointers are being misused as toys.
Laser products 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
used by children as toys.