Trouble in Toyland

Today, PIRGIM, The Public Interest Research Group in Michigan, released its 27th annual “Trouble in Toyland” report which offers just a sample of the current most dangerous toys.  For nearly a decade, PIRGIM has released their annual report on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving via a press conference at Beaumont Children’s Hospital sponsored Safety City U.S.A.

The following dangers were the most concerning findings with this year’s toys:

  • Unmarked choking hazards
  • Toxic chemicals such as lead and phthalates
  • Powerful magnets that can cause intestinal damage when swallowed
  • Loud toys that exceed the noise standards

Download the 2012 Trouble in Toyland toy safety report. In this report, PIRGIM provides safety guidelines for consumers when purchasing toys for small children and provides examples of toys currently on store shelves that may pose potential safety hazards.

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