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“Trouble In Toyland” List Of Naughty Toys

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The number of connected products grows daily. Websites, mobile apps and products, including children’s watches and toys, are all capable of collecting information about and tracking users, including children under 13. As an example of a toy that may pose privacy problems, we list a popular doll, “My Friend Cayla.” The doll has been banned in Germany for privacy violations and is the subject of a complaint by several consumer groups to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission because it may violate the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act.

If you’re about to hit the malls/internet for Black Friday Toy deals that are real killers, you might wanna check this report. “Trouble in Toyland” found dozens of Kids’ Toys still on the market that could potentially hurt or kill them:

Trouble in Toyland  

Over the past 30 years, our annual reports have led to more than 150 recalls of unsafe toys and other regulatory actions, and have helped educate the public and policymakers on the need for continued action to protect the health and wellbeing of our children.

We should do all we can to protect the health and wellbeing of children

Among the toys surveyed this year, we found potential choking hazards, and two products with concentrations of lead exceeding federal standards. We also found data-collecting toys that may violate children’s privacy laws. This report not only lists the potentially dangerous toys that we found this year, but also describes why and how the toys could harm children.

The continued presence of hazards in toys highlights the need for constant vigilance on the part of government agencies and the public to ensure that children are not harmed by unsafe toys.

Here you can read the entire report and list of toys

 

Al Sunshine is a South Florida-based Broadcast and Digital Journalist whose career has spanned more than 40 years at the local and national levels. His award-winning investigations have triggered more than a dozen state and local consumer protection laws and his work’s been cited in Congressional Testimony before the U-S House of Representatives. He is best known for his “Shame On You” features for CBS Miami which sought to expose businesses, agencies and individuals defrauding or deceiving consumers, as well as endangering the safety and welfare of the general public. In 2013 Al retired from CBS Miami to set up his own Digital News Business, “Sunshine News, LLC” and Al continues to blog for the Radio, Television, Digital News Association, sponsors of the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Awards”. An avid environmentalist, Al is one of the founding members of the “Miami Pine Rocklands Coalition”. The Florida Non-Profit is fighting to save and restore the last 2% of Pine Rocklands found only in South Florida and nowhere else in the continental United States. Al was recently elected its President.

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