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Trouble in Toyland survey released

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The annual Trouble in Toyland has now been released by the Wisconsin Public Interest Research Group www.wispirg.org. This is the 27th year the group has released its annual survey on toy safety.

The group revealed that despite toy testing, many toys with dangerous  chemicals, noise levels exceeding safety standards and small parts, remain on store shelves.

Experts advise parents watch closely for obvious dangers and monitor children during the holidays, when there are so many new toys coming into their homes. One suggestion they gave is to use a toilet paper roll to measure toy size. Anything that slips through the roll should not be given to a small child as it could be a choking hazard.

For an interactive website on toy shopping you can access with your smartphone go to www.toysafety.mobi.

 

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