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Laser toy dangers

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Updated: 8/07/2013 5:39 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- It's considered to be a safe children's toy, but federal safety officials are warning that laser pointers could do more damage than you think.

Experts say if a toy laser is pointed directly into the eye, it can create a blind spot that can cause permanent damage to the eye, similar to staring at the sun.

The Food and Drug Administration now recommends guidelines for manufacturers, including using low-powered lasers, to help reduce serious eye injuries.
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