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Police Make Sure Kids Have Gifts After Mass. Neighbor Steals Toys For Tots

A Massachusetts woman is headed to court for allegedly stealing toys from the Toys for Tots program intended for her neighbors’ children.

12/26/2013

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Blumenthal Calls To Remove Energy Drink Logos From Toys

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal is calling on energy drink makers Red Bull and Rockstar to remove toys with the companies’ logos from stores nationwide.

12/16/2013

The board game Operation by toymaker Hasbro is displayed at a toy store on April 14, 2011 in New York City. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Parents Struggling To Find Gender-Neutral Toys For Holidays

A 13-year-old girl’s campaign to get Hasbro to make an Easy-Bake Oven that isn’t purple or pink so it would appeal to her little brother is a fresh sign of movement in an old debate. Parents who hope to expose their children to different kinds of play — science sets for girls and dolls for boys, for example — can find themselves stymied by a toy industry that can seem stuck in the past when it comes to gender roles.

12/21/2012

Trouble in Toyland, U.S. PIRG

Toy Safety Still A Holiday Concern

A new report from a Connecticut public interest advocacy group says there are still dangerous or toxic toys available for sale this holiday season.

11/22/2011