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January 24, 2018 Toys R Us to close 180 stores across the US

Source: CNBC

Toys R Us is planning to shutter roughly 180 stores across the country, or about one-fifth of its U.S. store fleet, in a bid to restructure the company and emerge from bankruptcy protection.

December 28, 2017 Claire's Pulls Items From Stores Over Asbestos Concerns -text/video

Source: NBC News

Claire's stores nationwide have pulled nine items from store shelves after a family in Rhode Island says they found asbestos in their 6-year-old's makeup.

December 8, 2017 Thousands of Christmas 'must-have' toys seized and destroyed at Heathrow Airport due to 'safety risk'

Source: Get Surrey (UK)

Plastic animals that have been branded as this year's "must-have" Christmas toys have been seized at Heathrow Airport over safety concerns.

December 4, 2017 Cheap fakes of 'must have' toy this Christmas 'putting safety of kids' safety at risk' watchdog says

Source: Mirror (UK)

Parents rushing to buy this year's must-have Fingerlings toy for Christmas could unwittingly end up with a fake that could endanger their youngsters, retail bosses warned.

November 15, 2017 '10 Worst Toys' list includes swords, drones, fidget spinners

Source: USA Today

Superheroes may be a hit at the box office, but some of the toys being spun off of the movie franchises aren't finding fans among consumer safety advocates.

August 15, 2017 Safety warning issued for fidget spinners ahead of new school year


SAN ANTONIO - The fidget spinner craze has hit children and adults alike, and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is issuing safety tips ahead of the school season.

July 19, 2017 FBI: Be wary of smart toys

Source: The Hill

The FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center released a public service announcement Monday urging parents to "consider cyber security prior to introducing smart, interactive, internet-connected toys into their homes."

June 22, 2017 Fidget spinners named among possible summer hazards for kids

Source: ABC News

The wildly popular fidget spinners that seem to be in the hands of the half the children in the U.S. are also potentially dangerous, a consumer watchdog group warned Wednesday.

June 12, 2017 Popular fidget spinner toy poses danger to young children

Source: ABC News

When put to the test some spinners pose a danger to younger children. Engineers at Good Housekeeping tested dozens of name brands and knock off fidget spinners. Some of them broke in to small pieces that could be a choking hazard.

December 16, 2016 Toy safety nothing to play with this Christmas

Source: NM State

When shopping for kids this and every Christmas, it’s important to think about what you’re giving and to whom. Age and safety are two words that should be right up there when we’re shopping for toys. Right up there with awesome...

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