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December 21, 2015 Holiday Toy Safety: Common Sense Trumps Activist AdviceSource: Inside Sources
If you believe the U.S. Public Interest Group (USPIRG), the “Slinky Jr.” or “Fun Bubbles Jump Rope” that Santa might bring to your children should send shivers down your spine. These items are among the “toxic” toys listed in the...
Source: News Channel 6
Christmas is a magical season for children. Visions long ago may have included sugarplums. Today’s children are likely dreaming of toys, toys and more toys.
December 3, 2015 Annual Toy Safety Survey Finds Choking Hazards, No LeadSource: Capital Public Radio
As parents get ready for the holiday shopping season, the California Public Interest Research Group is warning of potentially dangerous toys
November 17, 2015 Kids Test Out 2015’s Best Toys At The Good Housekeeping InstituteSource: CBS local NY
The Toy Testing Lab at the Good Housekeeping Institute is a child’s dream. Experts screened more than 500 new toys for safety and skill building, then kid testers came up with the top 25.
December 17, 2014 Consider toy safety as holidays nearSource: News OK
Sharp edges and points, cords and strings, small parts and flying objects. None of these are most likely on your mind when you are scouring stores and the Internet trying to fulfill your kids’ holiday wish lists.
December 2, 2014 Study says scooters lead the toy-injury packSource: USA Today
Attention holiday toy shoppers: A new study finds that toy-related injuries increased over recent decades — at least if you include one particular toy
November 20, 2014 Consumer Group Lists '10 Worst Toys' for KidsSource: ABC News
A light-up bow whose arrows are advertised as flying up to 145 feet and the "Catapencil" ? a pencil with a miniature slingshot-style launcher on its end ? are on an annual list of unsafe toys released Wednesday by a...
November 18, 2014 Danger on the toy shelfSource: Times Union
The little metal toy charm of a cute fairy being sold at Ocean State Job Lots looks innocent enough, but it could expose any child who touches it — or puts it in his or her mouth — to dangerous levels of cadmium, a heavy metal...
December 26, 2013 Fewer 'Toys from Hell' under Christmas tree this yearSource: USA Today
CHICAGO – If current trends hold, there will be fewer "Toys from Hell" under the Christmas tree this year. That term is quietly used in the manufacturing industry to mean products that poison, break, burn or explode. But this...
December 19, 2013 Toy Safety Check List - text/videoSource: PA Home Page
Children across the country are looking forward to seeing the presents they'll get this holiday season. While many toys are safe, there are still a number of hazards that parents may want to look out for. Eyewitness News spent...
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