Group Releases Annual Report on Toxic Toys
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
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The California Public Interest Research Group, or CALPIRG, says potentially dangerous toys can still be found on store shelves this holiday season. The group is warning parents to be vigilant about the safety of some products.
CALPIRG has released its annual report on toys that pose a
potential toxic, choking or noise hazard.
The report found lead in one toy above the legal limit.
But CALPIRG's Austin Price says they also found several toys
that are too loud for children.
PRICE: "This is a toy steering wheel that makes noises.
It's for young children. (SOUND) It came in at 92 decibels versus
what is considered safe for toys like that which is 85
Price says continuous play of some of the toys can cause
CALPIRG also found small parts in toys that are a choking
hazard, and powerful magnets that could also pose a danger if
But Price says overall, toys are becoming safer.