Nichole Hannahs

“Trouble in Toyland” Report

by Nichole Hannahs on November 29, 2013 at 4:44 am

 As many begin the rush to Christmas this Black Friday the "Public Interest Research Group" has released their annual Trouble in Toyland report. 

The PIRG said that even though toy recalls have declined toxic and dangerous toys are still available on store shelves. The report also provides a list of toys that failed its choke tube test and those that tested with high amounts of lead in its laboratory testing. 

Officials said that members of the toy industry are intent on assuring that the toys consumers bring into their homes are safe for their families year-round and not only during the holidays. 

Some of the toys making the list this year include:


Potential Choking Hazards: 

  • Princess Wand sold at Dollar Tree
  • Bead Kit sold at Dollar Tree 
  • Littlest Pet Shop #2744-Horse
  • Littlest Pet Shop Candyswirl Dreams Collection #3313 and #3317
  • Littlest Pet Shop-Sunil Nevla
  • Littlest Pet Shop-Seal and Dolphins
  • Gobble Gobble Guppies
  • Super Play Food Set
  • Fisher-Price Loving Family Outdoor Barbeque
  • Punch Balloons

Potential Toys Containing Lead and other Toxic Chemicals

  • Captain America Soft Shield
  • Rings
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Pencil Case
  • Lamaze Take and Tidy Activity Mat
  • Monster High Skelita Holloween Costume

Potential Hazardous Magnet Toys

  • Sonic Sound Sizzlers Noise Magnets

Potential Noise Hazard Toys

  • Chat & Count Smart Phone
  • Lil’ Pal Phone
  • Fisher Price Laugh & Learn Remote

To view the full report click on the link to the left of this story.