If you’ve thought about purchasing your child the new Sesame Street Oscar the Grouch doll, think again. The United States Public Interest Research Group concluded that the cheap, $6.99 toy has a small hat that poses a choking hazard to children. The report looked into a number of toys already on store shelves for the holiday season and found about a dozen toys that violate federal safety regulations.
Toys of major concern include a plastic book for babies and a hand-held “whirly wheel,” both of which contain a high amount of lead. The Group also noted that some toys are too loud for younger children and can lead to hearing damage, including an Elmo talking cell-phone. The Group also concluded that a plastic mini-crossbow that shoots little balls could be a choking hazard for young children.
While the number of toy recalls has been declining in the past few years, with only 34 recalls in 2011, as opposed to 46 recalls in 2010 and 172 recalls in 2008, it is still important to protect your children from potential hazards. The Group reviewed around 200 toys for this year’s report. The results of the study can be found at http://www.uspirg.org/edfund/toysafety-2011.
Toy-safety report finds some holiday dangers, www.miamiherald.com November 22, 2011.
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