Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Many toys are still toxic, hazardous

If you're like many of us, you are shopping for toys this holiday season for a child in your life. But beware - many toys are still not safe.

Sinai Hospital hosted a press conference last week in partnership with Maryland Public Interest Research Group to address the dangerousness of toxic toys found on American store shelves. MPRIG announced its 24th annual Trouble in Toyland report, along with a new interactive tool accessible via smart phone or computer will help parents and other toy-buyers avoid some common hazards.


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Click above to watch this video of Jenny Lavin from MPIRG discussing the report.

The interactive tool may be accessed here: http://toysafety.mobi or http://www.toysafety.net. And if toy buyers discover they have bought a dangerous toy, they can report it to Maryland PIRG using the new interactive website. Consumers should also report dangerous products to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

We'll be posting additional updates on unsafe toys throughout the month of December.

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