New York Public Interest Group investigates possibly dangerous toys in new report

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The New York Public Interest Group released its 33rd annual "Trouble in Toyland" survey on possibly dangerous toys Tuesday.

There were more than 200,000 toy-related injuries treated in U.S. hospitals and seven toy-related deaths in 2016, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

This year's "Trouble in Toyland" investigation found hazardous toys for sale that are contaminated by boron, spy on children, or pose choking hazards.

The group also recommends parents keep balloons away from children younger than 8 years old, regardless of the age on warning labels.

One way to help shoppers figure out if a toy has pieces that are too small for their children is to bring a toilet paper roll and test if anything fits through the roll. If so, it's not a toy that should be given to children younger than 3 years old.

More information on "Trouble in Toyland" can be found here.

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