Trouble in Toyland

The holiday season may be over but if you have little ones, you likely still have holiday presents and toys kicking around the house. When shopping for children’s toys, it is always important to keep age, weight and other safety guidelines in mind. In addition, some toys contain inherent risks that can pose serious health risks for children. Some of these risks include injuries related to choking, excessive noise and ingestion of toxic materials.

Every year, the Public Interest Research Group publishes a survey of toy safety that provides safety guidelines for consumers purchasing toys for small children. The 27th annual Trouble in Toyland report for 2012 includes a list of potentially dangerous toys including the Dora Tunes Guitar by Fisher Price and the Inflatable Bongo Ball by Toys R Us.

To find out more information about the Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) or to view a list of toys that made it onto PIRG’s 2012 list of dangerous toys, check out: