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Ohio group issues its most-dangerous toys list
PIRG says small parts and big noises make some toys a problem
by WKSU's AMY COOKNICK


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Toys that choke, have lead or even make too much noise lead the Ohio Public Interest Research Group’s annual list of  most dangerous toys.

The report by the consumer advocacy group found traces of lead in a Captain America Soft Shield and a jewelry set, and cadmium and phthalates in a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles pencil case.

Toys it says are loud enough to damage hearing include the Chat and Count Smart Phone and, Lil’ Phone Pal .

The group also is warning about toys with parts small enough to swallow.

Bryan Stewart, a consumer advocate with the research group, says this is the 28th year for the list, which is compiled through studies conducted each fall. Stewart says the group’s research has led to more than 150 recalls. And Stewart warns parents should always consider age.

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“If you’re out there shopping for toys or, you know, gifts in general, it’s really important to read the labels and take into consideration that it might say ages 8 and up or 14 and up, but if there are younger kids in the house, toddlers put everything around them in their mouth and it might be dangerous.” 

The full list of dangerous toys is available at OhioPIRG.org. The toy industry says it tests extensively to ensure  toys are safe.

 

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