‘Trouble in Toyland’: Consumer group warns parents about dangerous toys

Tiny Trail Bicycles (cpsc.gov)
Tiny Trail Bicycles (cpsc.gov)

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — The annual “Trouble in Toyland” report on toy safety was released Tuesday to warn parents about dangerous toys before they start buying their holiday gifts.

The 31st annual report was released by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group.

The survey lists a variety of toys that pose dangers to children. From choking hazards, to lead paint, the toys do not meet consumer product safety standards in the U.S.

The group found that the toys recalled for lead, batteries or other hazards are still available for sale in online stores.

Here are some of the toys parents should avoid:

Tough Treadz Auto Carrier

  • sold at Family Dollar Stores
  • has sharp edges that can cut children

Tiny Trail Bicycles

  • made by Marin Mountain Bikes in the Bay Area
  • handlebars can come loose or separate

Wheelies Semi-Truck

  • contains excessive levels of lead that violate federal standard/li>

Click here for the full list of toys to avoid

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