Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Follow us:
Follow @NY1 on Twitter Follow NY1 News on Facebook Follow NY1 News on Google+ Subscribe to this news feed 

News

19 Harmful Toys Identified In Research Group's Annual Toy Safety Report

  • Text size: + -
TWC News: 19 Harmful Toys Identified In Research Group's Annual Toy Safety Report
Play now

Time Warner Cable video customers:
Sign in with your TWC ID to access our video clips.

  To view our videos, you need to
enable JavaScript. Learn how.
install Adobe Flash 9 or above. Install now.

Then come back here and refresh the page.

A report released by the New York Public Interest Research Group identified 19 potentially unsafe toys and children's products found in stores across the city.

The toys on the list may pose a choking hazard, contain high levels of toxic substances, or be harmful to children’s ears and exceed the recommended noise standards.

The Treacherous Toys list includes the Dora Tunes Guitar made by Fisher-Price, the Honk & Rumble Wheel, made by ToyState, and the FunKeys Car Keys.

List Of Potentially Unsafe Toys

Below is the full list of toys identified as potentially unsafe by the New York Public Interest Research Group. In some cases, the toy's manufacturer is listed in parenthesis:

Explore and Learn Helicopter (VTech)
The Avengers Gamma Green Smash Fists (Hasbro)
N-Force Vendetta Double Sword (Hasbro)
Power Rangers Super Samurai Shogun Helmet (Banzai)
Bongo Ball (Toys R Us)
FunKeys Car Keys (Maison Joseph Battat, Ltd.)
Baby's 2nd Birthday Balloons (Unique Industries Inc, PA 19112 USA)
CAT Honk & Rumble Wheel (Toystate.com)
Dora the Explorer Backpack (Global Design Concepts Inc.)
Dora Tunes Guitar (Fisher-Price)
Dragster Cars (http://www.zwindups.com/)
Super Play Food Set (Geoffrey LLC)
Snake Eggs (GreenBrier International Inc.)
Disney's Minnie Mouse Rain Slicker
Marvel's Spider-Man Youth Rain Poncho
Smart Fit Children's Pink Rainboots
Smart Fit Children's Hearts and Stars Rainboots
Brave Backpack
The Rock Backpack

For more details about the list, visit http://www.nypirg.org/pubs/consumer/TreacherousToys2012.pdf.

10.11.12.248 ClientIP: 54.161.175.231, 23.0.160.15 UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 (http://commoncrawl.org/faq/) Profile: TWCSAMLSP