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Trouble in Toyland

Consumer advocates are warning holiday shoppers of potential dangerous children's toys that remain on store shelves.
(WFRV) - Consumer advocates are warning holiday shoppers of potential dangerous children's toys that remain on store shelves.

The U.S. Public Interest Research Group studied 50 toys for its annual toy safety report, Trouble in Toyland 2013. They found 11 risky toys that violated limits on lead, loudness, or had small parts that could choke a child. One of those toys, a Captain America soft shield purchased at Toys R Us had 29 times the legal limit of lead.

The research group wants to remind consumers to watch out for common hazards when shopping for toys. They say a safety tip for parents is if a toy, parts of the toy, can fit through an empty toilet paper roll, it could be a choking hazard.

For more safety tips and warnings for holiday shopping, click here.
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