When you’re shopping for little ones this holiday season, be wary of toxic toys lurking on the shelves.
The California Public Interest Research Group, a consumer watchdog organization, has released its annual Trouble in Toyland report. The survey highlights choking hazards, poisonous items and even toys that might violate privacy laws.
Potentially Dangerous Toys:
Balloons are responsible for more deaths in kids than any other toy. When small children swallow or inhale flimsy plastic balloons it can cover the entire airway. CALPIRG identified several brands with misleading warning labels, and suggested avoiding balloons for children under 8 years old.
Lead-laced fidget spinners could severely disrupt mental and physical development. CALPIRG found two fidget spinners with lead levels well over the federal legal limit. The watchdog group is pushing Target and Bulls-i-Toy to remove the products from shelves.