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Trouble in Toyland Documents Dangerous Toys This Holiday Season

on 12/06/2012

Parents and anyone looking to buy a toy for children this season must check out the annual Trouble in Toyland report issued by the US Public Interest Research Group.  Every year, the group comes out with a list of some of the most dangerous toys, just in time for the holiday season when so many people are out there buying gifts for little ones.

This year's report contains a number of toys that contain every kind of hazard, from excessive lead content hazards to choking and noise risks.  What is very concerning to Texas product liability lawyers is that these toys continue to remain widely available on store shelves across the country, in spite of the fact that federal standards governing toy safety, especially lead content, have been strengthened over the past couple of years.  Clearly, in spite of these strengthened regulations, companies are still continuing to import and distribute products that are in clear violation of federal standards.

This year's Trouble in Toyland report contains some dangerous toys that parents must watch out for this season.  These include:

Dragster cars - These small cars pose a serious choking and swallowing hazard,

Super Play Food Set - These toys contain miniature food sets, and also pose a choking hazard to a child.

Morphobot - These toys violate the current 100 ppm lead standards.

Fisher-Price Guitar- According to Trouble in Toyland, excessive exposure to this toy can affect a child's hearing.

Dora the Explorer backpack – This toy contains potentially high levels of phthalates, and while the levels are not high enough to violate federal standards, the report insists that this toy should come with a warning.  Phthalates are added to plastics to soften them, and have been linked to reproductive defects.

Our Watts Guerra Craft family wishes you and your family a safe and happy holiday season.

Tags: Product Liability, Defective Consumer Products, Consumer Product Mass Torts

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