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Consumer group urges caution before buying holiday toys

Consumer group urges caution before buying holiday toys

Parents and caregivers should always shop at reputable stores and online retailers they know and trust, and follow the age-grading on toy packaging.

A NY group is warning parents this holiday seasons about potentially risky to keep out of the stocking and from under the Christmas Tree. "We want to educate people and hold toy companies accountable".

Another concern this year is toys that connect to the internet because they may put a child's privacy at risk.

"The message today is clear, we need to protect tour youngest consumers from unsafe toys and parents and consumers need to watch out for common hazards when shopping for these toys", said U.S. PIRG Consumer Campaign Director Mike Litt.

"Now, in today's day and age, we have a bigger concern for privacy for children when we are purchasing our toys", said Kane Sheek, campus organizer for the Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group. The doll was banned in Germany.

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WISPIRG says balloons are responsible for more choking deaths in children than any other toy or children's product.

Why it's a hazard: Both toys contain high lead levels.

As technology evolves, many toys are becoming less like playthings and more like "smart" devices.

Why it's a hazard: The building sets' corner welds can break, allowing the panels and frames to separate and release magnets during play.

Brianna Baby Doll. WATCH warns that the removable clothing and pink ponytail holders on this doll, marketed to kids ages 18 months and older, could be a choking hazard.

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Kenya, a USA ally in the fight against Islamists and a trade gateway to East Africa, has a history of disputed elections. The prolonged election process has disrupted the economy and forced the government to cut its growth forecast.

Researchers say some of the most unsafe toys are those with small parts because children can choke on them. This Brass #fidgetspinner is 300x the legal lead limit for children! The Fidget Wild Premium Spinner Brass and The Fidget Wild Premium Spinner Metal were included in the list. "It has 1,300 ppm of lead".

PIRG found five types of balloons that it says have inadequate labeling, including H20 Blasters Water Balloons and Disney Princess Punchball Balloons sold at Dollar Tree, Mega Value Pack 12 Water Bomb Packs and Mega Value Pack 14 Latex Punch Balloons found at Party City, and Party Balloons - 10 from Dollar City Plus.

At the Statehouse, V-PIRG echoed the report's central conclusions and urged state lawmakers to strengthen Vermont regulations governing children's toys with passage of S. 103 now before the state Senate.

It's sold at Walmart and Kohl's.

One doll on the list has features that can be hacked from the outside and allow a stranger to record conversations in your home or even allow the stranger to talk to your child.

Arsenal name Mislintat head of recruitment
Sven Mislintat leaves Dortmund after 10 years and will officially start his role at Arsenal in December. Arsenal will pay Dortmund around £1.8million for the super scout.

She said the report could help keep consumers' kids safe - if they will pay attention. "If you find this toy, don't buy it".


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