December is a time for magic, especially for the children among us. While they may wish for toys to come to life like Clara’s did in The Nutcracker, we sometimes find that toys take on a not-so-pleasant life of their own.

Our latest display, The Laws of Misfit Toys, explores toy safety issues that have come up in popular toys throughout the years. From Kinder Eggs to Slap Bracelets, take a look at some of the cases, laws, and recalls aimed at keeping our children safe. You’ll also enjoy a trip down memory lane with some of our librarians, recalling their own experiences with these products.

View the exhibit on the first floor of the Burns Law Library in the display case directly opposite of the Circulation Desk. It runs through January.