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Report shows certain toys are dangerous for children
A study from the U.S. Public Interest Research Group warns holiday shoppers to avoid certain types of toys
by WKSU's ALISON RITCHIE


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Alison Ritchie
 

As the holiday shopping season officially kicks off Friday, the U.S. Public Interest Research Group is warning shoppers about potentially dangerous toys on store shelves. In its annual toy report, the group identified toys containing toxic chemicals, like lead.  Toys that could damage hearing or cause choking were also on the list.

Marites Velasquez is a field organizer for the Ohio Public Interest Research Group. She says not all choking hazards are explicitly labeled, so parents must be vigilant.

Velasquez explains what parents can do

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Velasquez says the group recommends that the Consumer Product Safety Commission revise standards for small toy pieces and that lawmakers increase regulations on the use of toxic chemicals in toys.


Related Links & Resources
U.S. Public Interest Research Group's 26th annual Trouble in Toyland Report

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