Troubled Toys of 2013

02-4-2014

Troubled Toys of 2013

A recent report by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) titled “Trouble in Toyland” lists some of 2013’s most dangerous toys. For the past 28 years, PIRG has researched toy safety and provides safety guidelines for consumers when buying toys for small children. PIRG looks for “common hazards” in toys, including lead and other toxins, choking hazards, magnets and noises that exceed the legal limit,. The organization then compiles a list of toys currently on the market that pose potential safety hazards.

PIRG’s reports have led to more than 150 recalls and other regulatory actions, and has helped educate the public on the need for stronger public health and consumer safety standards to protect children from unsafe products.

Hazardous toys for 2013 from PIRG:

Choking risks

  • Product: Princess Wand
    Manufacturer/Distributor: Greenbrier International
    Store: Dollar Tree
  • Product: Bead kit
    Manufacturer/Distributor: Greenbrier International
    Store: Dollar Tree
  • Product: Littlest Pet Shop – #2744 Horse
    Manufacturer/Distributor: Hasbro
    Store: Kmart
  • Product: Littlest Pet Shop – Candyswirl Dreams Collection #3313
    Manufacturer/Distributor: Hasbro
    Store: Kmart
  • Product: Littlest Pet Shop – Sunil Nevla
    Manufacturer/Distributor: Hasbro
    Store: Kmart
  • Product: Littlest Pet Shop – Seal and Dolphins
    Manufacturer/Distributor: Hasbro
    Store: Kmart
  • Product: Gobble Gobble Guppies
    Manufacturer/Distributor: SwimWays
    Store: Kmart
  • Product: Super Play Food Set
    Manufacturer/Distributor: Geoffrey LLC
    Store: Toys “R” Us
  • Product: Fisher-Price Loving Family Outdoor Barbecue
    Manufacturer/Distributor: Mattel
    Store: Kmart

Toxic risks

  • Product: Captain America Soft Shield
    Manufacturer/Distributor: Disguise Inc.
    Store: Toys “R” Us
  • Product: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles pencil case
    Manufacturer/Distributor: Innovative Designs LLC
    Store: Toys “R” Us
  • Product: Lamaze Take and Tidy Activity Mat
    Manufacturer/Distributor: TOMY
    Store: Babies “R” Us
  • Product: Monster High Skelita Halloween Costume
    Manufacturer/Distributor: Rubie’s Costume Co.
    Store: Toys “R” Us

Magnet risk

  • Product: Sonic Sound Sizzlers Noise Magnets
    Manufacturer/Distributor: JA-RU Inc.
    Store: Family Dollar

Noise risks

  • Product: Chat & Count Smart Phone
    Manufacturer/Distributor: Leap Frog
    Store: Babies “R” Us
  • Product: Lil’ Pal Phone
    Manufacturer/Distributor: Leap Frog
    Store: Babies “R” Us
  • Product: Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Remote
    Manufacturer/Distributor: Mattel
    Store: Babies “R” Us

Contact The Firm today by calling 843-720-2800 if you’ve had an issue with a defective or dangerous product.

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