List Of Potentially Dangerous Toys Released Before Start Of Holiday Shopping Season
Days prior to Black Friday, which marks the start of the holiday shopping season, a Massachusetts group has put together a list of toys that shoppers should be aware of their potential danger.
According to ABC 6, the Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group Education Fund’s 31st annual Trouble in Toyland report lists toys recalled by the Consumer Product Safety Commission over the past year. The report alerts consumers that these recalled toys may still be in homes, and in some instances, the group found the items still for sale online.
Some of the recalled toys that researchers found still available for sale online include:
- "A toy glockenspiel which was recalled in February 2016 due to high levels of lead in the paint. If the paint is scraped off and ingested lead can cause adverse health effects."
- "A remote-controlled flying toy which was recalled in June 2016. The toy’s USB charging cord can overheat, posing a hazard."
- "A pencil case which contains two magnets that hold the case lid closed can detach, posing an ingestion hazard. If these two magnets are swallowed, they can link together inside a child's intestines and result in serious internal injuries."
For the complete list of potentially hazardous toys, you can go onto the MASSPIRG Toyland Report.
With additional reporting by Sal Lopez