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Trouble in Toyland lists 2013's dangerous toys

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Updated: 11/26/2013 2:33 pm
The 2013 Trouble in Toyland report is the 28th annual U.S. Public Interest Research Group survey of toy safety. The list of dangerous toys includes the following products:

Littlest Pet Shop Horse, Seal and Dolphis, Sunil Nevla, and Candyswirl Dreams by Hasbro
Reasons: Choking risks. Round parts easily detach, and either fail small parts test or are round and fail small ball test.

Gobble Gobble Guppies by SwimWays
Reason: Choking risk. The round fish are bigger than choke tube but smaller than small ball tester.

Fisher-Price Loving Family Outdoor Barbeque by Mattel
Reason: Choking risk. The toy has circular near small part and also looks like something that should be eaten.

Captain America Soft Shield by Toys R’ Us
Reason: Lead toxicity risk. Tested at 2900 ppm lead.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Pencil Case by Innovative Design, LLC
Reason: Cadmium toxicity risk. Tested at 150,000 ppm DEHP and 600 ppm cadmium. Although this children’s product is not a toy subject to either the CPSIA’s phthalates or toxic metals limits, these hazards should be eliminated from all children’s products.

Lamaze Take and Tidy Activity Mat by TOMY
Reason: Antimony toxicity risk. Tested at 900 ppm Antimony (Sb). Although this product may or may not not violate the CPSIA’s soluble Antimony limit (60ppm), its total antimony of 900ppm puts infants at risk for exposure.

Chat & Count Smart Phone by Leap Frog Enterprises, Inc.
Reason: Noise hazard. The toy tests at above 85+ decibels and is intended to be held close to the ear.

The full report, including a larger list of objects that the report considers to be a risk, can be found by
clicking this link.

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