ree store, the toy robot measured 180 parts per million (ppm) of lead, which "violates current 100 ppm lead standard" for toys, PIRG said."Dora the Explorer" backpack -- According to PIRG the backpack, made by Global Design Concepts and bought at a Target store, contains phthalates. The level of phthalates is not high enough to violate federal standards but a warning label should be on the product, PIRG contends."Car Wheel/Horn" -- This Toy State product, bought at a Toys R Us, makes noise exceeding the 80 decibel level that hearing experts say is safe for young ears.
Toys containing tiny magnets are a particular hazard this year, PIRG said.
"The Trouble in Toyland report appropriately alerts parents and consumers to the dangers of high-powered magnets, such as those sold in sets of 100 or more, and the life-threatening gastrointestinal injuries they can cause when swallowed," Dr. Bryan Rudolph, a pediatric gastroenterology fellow at Children's Hospital at Montefiore in New York and a member of the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, said in the news release.
"The rising number of magnet injuries in children and teenagers suggests that the sale of high-powered magnets should be prohibited. In the meantime, the best defense against high-powered magnet ingestion and a trip to the emergency department is to make sure they are not present where children, live, visit or play," he advised.
Parents need to remember that no government agency tests all toys before they go on store shelves and that toys not on the list of potentially dangerous items could still pose hazards, said Robert Adler, commissioner of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
"The message of today is clear. Parents have to stay vigilant. We cannot and must not accept any weakening of our consumer and public health safeguards because they protect young children, America's littlest consumers," he said
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