Consumer group releases list of 'dangerous toys' for 2014
Tue, 10 Dec 2013 20:51:05 GMT —
As your kids make their holiday wish list, make sure to check it twice. A consumer group is out with its list of dangerous toys this year.
According to the New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG), there are 14 toys on this year's Treacherous Toys List. The list is designed to put pressure on toy manufacturers to make toy safety a top priority when they are producing toys.
From November 22 through December 4, a team of NYPIRG field study participants identified 14 potentially unsafe toys and children's products in 35 stores across the state. Seven toys posed a choking hazard, three toys and children's products tested positive for toxic substances and two toys posed an impact hazard.
This year's list includes the Max Steel Interactive Steel With Turbo Sword, which the group says can cause facial or other impact injuries. NYPIRG also warns against the Disney Baby Snow White made by TollyTots Limited, which could create a choking hazard. They also raise concerns about the Nerf N-Strike Jolt Blaster which they fear could cause eye injuries.
Click here for a link to the full report and a list of this year's Treacherous Toys.
You can report unsafe or hazardous products by clicking here.