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Beware of Toxic Toys This Holiday Season
Date:11/28/2008

of the Injury Free Coalition for Kids, thinks more must be done to protect children for dangerous toys.

"It is not unreasonable for parents to think that if you can buy a toy in a store, it must be safe," Sheehan said. "However, this is definitely not the case. For decades, the Consumer Product Safety Commission has been under-funded and lacked the resources to be proactive in screening for hazards.

"Parents need to carefully choose toys -- especially for young children who put things in their mouths," she said.

More information

To read the Trouble in Toyland report, visit the U.S. PIRG.



SOURCES: Elizabeth Hitchcock, spokeswoman, U.S. Public Interest Research Group (PIRG), Washington, D.C.; news release, Toy Industry Association, New York City; Karen Sheehan, M.D., medical director, Injury Prevention and Research Center, Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, and medical director, Injury Free Coalition for Kids; Nov. 25, 2008, PIRG report, Trouble in Toyland


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