Be watchful when online shopping for toys


ALBANY, N.Y.(NEWS10)— New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG) has put out its Trouble In Toyland report annually for the last 34 years. The report highlights threats like choking hazards, toxins like lead and data security flaws in toys for children.

They say some items are too loud and can damage children’s hearing.

Watch for toys that contain small parts as they could be a choking hazard. Look for parts that can easily slide down a toilet paper tube. These can be found in stores along with online purchases.

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The Toy Association responding to the report saying in part, ” The Toy Association works year-round to educate parents and caregivers to always shop at reputable stores and verified online retailers and to exercise caution when buying toys from flea markets, unverified sellers on online marketplaces, garage sales, etc., as these vendors may not be monitoring for recalled products or might not be selling legitimate toys that comply with strict U.S. laws.”

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