List of potentially dangerous toys released ahead of holiday shopping season

By News Staff

Ahead of Black Friday and the holiday shopping season, a Massachusetts group has put together a list of potentially hazardous toys that shoppers should be wary of.

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, alerting consumers that these recalled toys may still be in homes. 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.

You can find the complete list here.

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