Tuesday, November 22, 2011

PIRG Report: There's Trouble in Toyland

Posted By on Tue, Nov 22, 2011 at 8:47 AM

Sesame Street's Oscar is more than a grouch. He's dangerous, at least according to a new study from the U.S. Public Interest Research Group.

PIRG released its annual "Trouble in Toyland" report this morning, just in time to warn shoppers who brave the Black Friday insanity. The group's study found more than a dozen toys on store shelves that violate federal safety standards for lead and chemicals or could present a choking hazard to small children.

The toys making the naughty list include a whirly wheel, a plastic book for babies, a wooden blocks set and a Sesame Street Oscar doll.

PIRG also warned about extremely loud toys that could lead to hearing damage, as well as balloon toys, which cause more choking deaths than any other children's product.

You can read the full PIRG survey here.

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