By Holly Lebowitz Rossi
November 22, 2012

The U.S. Public Interest Research Organization has released its 27th annual "Trouble in Toyland" survey, which has found on store shelves a number of toys that are known to be dangerous or made of toxic materials. The offending toys include those that pose choking or laceration hazards, contain toxic chemicals like lead and BPA that are associated with health risks, or exceed recommended limits for safe noise levels around young ears.

Parents are urged to carefully read all printed warnings on toys they are planning to purchase this holiday season, and to review the report to educate themselves on the warning signs of a dangerous toy.

Image: Child in toy store, via Shutterstock

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