As parents scramble to find toys for their kids this holiday season, one group is releasing its list of 'dangerous toys.'
The New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG) report hopes to educate parents about the dangers lurking in some toys. The toy safety report also intends to pressure toy manufacturers to make safety a top priority.
The group identified 19 potentially unsafe toys and children's products in 32 stores cross the state. Some were found in stores here in Central New York. Five toys posed a choking hazard and seven toys and children's products tested positive for the toxic substance phthalates. They also identified four toys that pose puncture/impact hazards, three excessively loud toys and one potentially unsafe magnetic toy.
NYPRG's list of Treacherous Toys includes eight toys and children's products from the USPIRG "Trouble in Toyland" list including Funkeys Car Keys, Baby's 2nd Birthday Balloons, CAT Honk and Rumble Wheel, Dora the Explorer Backpack, Dora Tunes Guitar, Dragster Cars, Just Like Home Playfood Set and Snake Eggs.