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Welcome back everybody the holiday shopping season is certainly under -- but he came this year with a warning a report actually.
That warns of dangerous toys that are still on store shelves.
So in today's take charge consumer protection segment we take a look at how to tell if what you're buying is safe.
And whether the -- you might already own at home are dangerous.
Joining us this -- as Edwards went ski at consumer program director for US public interest research group thanks for being with -- -- -- happy holidays to you.
Same to you Jamie lot of people out there -- -- already had a they know what they're buying is safe.
Well toys are safer than ever before but we still find toys on the shelves that could harm young children.
The CPSC the government agency doesn't test all toys but a new law does require the manufacturers to have -- tested.
We are still finding toys on the shelves though in our searches around the country.
It could pose hazards -- tell me about this report and what did it find it just came out this week.
-- every year per -- trouble in toyland it's available at toy safety dot net website.
And -- -- and found a number of toys that contain small parts or small balls.
The could pose hazards to younger children.
We also found toys with excessive amounts of lead.
-- a -- -- -- call a chemical called they lace.
That -- developmental hazards to children so we're still finding dangerous toys.
And it's not just toys that are targeted for young children although -- the most vulnerable so his parents America and I both have kids what what do you do.
Well parents and -- givers need to use common sense toys with small parts or small balls should be kept away from children.
We still put things in their mouth you'll notice on toys in the store a warning.
This toy contains small parts keep away from children under three -- OK for older kids but not for younger kids.
-- -- parents can probably got a hit that one out and you know it.
Honestly you wouldn't eat it a good parent wouldn't wanna give -- a child something with a small part but beyond that the lead is particularly troublesome -- they get away with that and what -- we do about it.
The new law bans lead at a very much better level than the old -- did but what you've got to do is just be careful.
I would keep.
-- -- sheet metal jewelry away from children.
And I wouldn't watch out for toys that kids chew on that have bright red or orange colors.
Just stay away from those plain wood toys are plain cloth toys are better for kids -- two months away.
-- -- look go doubling your kids get it's like Halloween you wanna check that candy you gotta check the toys and I got to leave it there but I would ask that I want to go online and and just this June in a search engine just put in -- in recalling you'll find out lot of things set before you go shopping approach and bring home.
Thanks so much I appreciate thank you toy safety dot net will give you everything you need to know that's a good one to thank you.
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