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.