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Toy Safety Still A Holiday Concern

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A new report from a Connecticut public interest advocacy group says there are still dangerous or toxic toys available for sale this holiday season.

The Connecticut Public Interest Research Group, joined by the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, released the 26th annual Trouble in Toyland report on Tuesday. It found toys with high levels of toxic substances on store shelves, toys that pose choking hazards and toys that are potentially damaging to children’s ears.

ConnPIRG said it visited numerous national toy stores, malls and dollar stores in September and October, identifying potentially dangerous toys. Congress in 2008 placed limits on certain chemicals in toys, including lead.

ConnPIRG’s national umbrella organization has created an interactive site for smart phones that includes information on recalled toys, as well as safety tips.
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Online: http:// http://www.toysafety.mobi

     (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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