The Better Business Bureau recommends that you check if your Christmas toys have been recalled, and what do to if you find out they have been. Before throwing out the packaging, check out the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and ToyInfo sites for lists of active recalls.
It's probably easiest to take a recalled toy back to the retailer where it was purchased, but you can also check the US CPSC site for details on returning products to the manufacturer.
If you'd rather check for recalls over the phone, here's a BBB-provided list of toy recall hotlines:
* Consumer Products Safety Commission: (800) 638-2772
* Toy Industry Association: (888) 888-4TOYS
* Mattel: (800) 916-4498
* Fisher-Price: (800) 991-2444
* Toys R Us: (800) 869-7787