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Group Releases Annual Report on Toxic Toys

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(Sacramento, CA)
Tuesday, November 20, 2012

CALPIRG has released its annual report on toys that pose a potential toxic, choking or noise hazard.

The report found lead in one toy above the legal limit.

But CALPIRG's Austin Price says they also found several toys that are too loud for children.

PRICE: "This is a toy steering wheel that makes noises. It's for young children. (SOUND) It came in at 92 decibels versus what is considered safe for toys like that which is 85 decibels."

Price says continuous play of some of the toys can cause hearing loss.
CALPIRG also found small parts in toys that are a choking hazard, and powerful magnets that could also pose a danger if swallowed.
But Price says overall, toys are becoming safer.
Read full report.
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