Trouble in Toyland report details hazardous, toxic toys in New York City stores

There's trouble in Toyland. An annual report says Santa isn't the only one who needs to make a list and check it twice this year.

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Snow has quickly accumulated, completely coating the borough in white.

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Snow has quickly accumulated, completely coating the borough in white. (12/10/13)

BROOKLYN - There's trouble in Toyland. An annual report says Santa isn't the only one who needs to make a list and check it twice this year.

The Trouble in Toyland study, released by New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and the New York Public Interest Research Group, is warning parents of 14 toys on New York City shelves flagged as dangerous or toxic.

This list details potential choking hazards such as the doll Baby Snow, and toys with chemicals that could be toxic if ingested, including a seemingly harmless Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle pencil case.

Impact is another hazard included in the findings. It says items like a toy sword pose a risk for puncture wound injuries.

Gillibrand says she's pushing to keep the unsafe toys out of stores and children's stockings this Christmas.
 

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