Every day, about 500 children are treated in emergency rooms for toy-related injuries, anything from choking on a balloon or swallowing magnets to a scooter accident.
The annual report on dangerous toys, Trouble in Toyland 2013, identifies choking hazards, toxic chemicals, and excessively loud toys as the main causes of toy-related child injury.
KATU Consumer Report
There is no completely comprehensive list of potentially dangerous toys; but the Consumer Product Safety Commission tracks recalls and provides product safety guides at www.cpsc.gov/recalls.
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