Just in time for the holiday toy shopping a consumer group has released their annual Trouble in Toyland report. This year the report singles out a Captain America Shield that contains too much lead.
Trouble in Toyland 2013
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With Black Friday 2013 around the corner the season for Holiday Toy Shopping is here. Just in time to get ready to get the Holiday toys for you kids the U.S. PIRG released their annual Trouble in Toyland report that points out health hazards found in toys. The consumer group has in their 28 years of doing the report triggered 150 toy recalls.
“We should be able to trust that the toys we buy are safe. However, until that’s the case, parents need to watch out for common hazards when shopping for toys,” said Jenny Levin, U.S. PIRG Public Health Advocate.
One toy that gets a lot of attention is a Captain America Soft Shield for kids age 2 and up that contains 29 times the level of standard lead levels. Besides lead, there are other toxics that still can be found in new toys. The report also warns about choking hazards, noisy toys and magnets.
Key findings from the toy report include:
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