Play at your own risk: Dangerous toys of 2013
Dangerous or toxic toys can still be found on America’s store shelves, according to this year's list of the most hazardous toys.
The 28th annual "Trouble in Toyland" report found that despite recent progress, consumers must still be wary when shopping this holiday season.
The report reveals the results of laboratory testing on toys for toxic chemicals including lead, cadmium and phthalates, all of which can have serious adverse health impacts on the development of children, according to a news release from the U.S. Public Interest Research Group.
The survey also found small toys that pose a choking hazard, extremely loud toys that threaten children’s hearing, and toy magnets that can cause serious injury if swallowed.
The complete list follows:
Toys containing small parts
Princess Wand made by Greenbrier International, sold at Dollar Store for $1
Toys containing small parts with label violations
Bead Kit made by Greenbrier International, sold at Dollar Store for $1
Littlest Pet Shop - #2744 Horse made by Hasbro, sold at Kmart for $3.99
Littlest Pet Shop – Candyswirl Dreams Collection #3313 made by Hasbro, sold at Walmart for $4.49
Littlest Pet Shop- Sunil Nevla made by Hasbro, sold at Walmart for $3.99
Littlest Pet Shop-Candyswirl Dreams Collection #3317, sold at Walmart for $4.49
Littlest Pet Shop- Seal and Dolphins made by Hasbro, sold at Kmart for $4.49
Small Ball-Like toys, toy parts, and rounded food toys posing choking hazards
Gobble Gobble Guppies made by Swimways, sold at Kmart for $14.99
Super Play Food Set made by Geoffrey LLC, sold at Toys-R-Us for $19.99
Near-small parts that may pose choking hazards
Fisher-Price Loving Family Outdoor Barbecue made by Mattel, sold at Kmart for $22.99
Balloons marketed to children under 8
Punch Balloons made by Toy Investments, Inc., sold at Toys-R-Us for $.98
Toys containing lead and other toxic chemicals
Captain America Soft Shield made by Disguise, Inc., sold at Toys-R-Us for $8.99
Rings made by Greenbrier International, sold at Dollar General for $1
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles pencil case made by Innovative Design LLC, sold at Toys-R-Us for $4.99
Lamaze Take and Tidy activity mat made by TOMY, sold at Babies-R-Us for $39.99
Toys with potentially hazardous magnets
Sonic Sound Sizzlers Noise Magnets made by JA-RU Inc., sold at Dollar General for $1
Toys with potential noise hazards
Chat & Count Smart Phone made by Leap Frog, sold at Babies-R-Us for $17.99
Lil' Phone Pal made by Leap Frog, sold at Babies-R-Us for $9.99
Fisher Price Laugh & Learn Remote, sold at Babies-R-Us for $12.99