Toy Safety Tips

November 22, 2011 Updated Nov 25, 2011 at 9:46 AM EDT

By WKBW News

November 22, 2011 Updated Nov 25, 2011 at 9:46 AM EDT

(WKBW) There's trouble in toyland. The New York Public Interest Research Group is releasing its 26th annual report that examines toys on the market that may be dangerous for kids.

Since this program first began, NYPIRG's testing has led to more than a hundred-fifty recalls of toys that pose a safety hazard.

Despite this, NYPIRG says there are still plenty of toys on the market that are not safe for kids.

It says the big concerns out there now are choking and toxic hazards.

Choking hazards can be easily determined by using the choke test cylinder. If the toy fits in, it's a choking hazard. At home, you can use a toilet paper roll.

Lead is also a big concern. Many toys exceed the limit for lead content, and there are toys so loud they are potentially damaging children's ears.

For a complete list of NYPIRG's troublesome toys and to report a troublesome toy, click on News Links and we'll connect you to the toy safety website.

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