With the hustle & bustle of the holidays approaching, many parents and caregivers are scrambling to get their kids the hottest toys of the season. However, too many adults assume that if a toy has made it onto a retailer’s shelves, it is safe for children to play with. The sheer number of toys and games flooding into homes over Christmas poses a serious health risk for children—especially if the toys have been poorly made.
The “Trouble in Toyland” report commissioned by the U.S. PIRG Education Fund lists potential gifts that have been officially recalled since January of last year.
Once something is recalled – it’s taken out of stores. But recalled items can slip through the cracks online and or at yard sales and secondhand shops.
To view the full report click here – details of which toys starts on page 15 on the report.