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New York Public Interest Research Group Releases Annual 'Treacherous Toys' List

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You better watch out, because there are some dangerous toys that could make their way into your home this holiday season.

The New York Public Interest Research Group has released its annual list of so-called "Treacherous Toys."

Some of the biggest dangers include choking hazards and toxic materials.

The list includes 14 types of toys available in more than 30 stores across the state.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is calling for stricter monitoring of toys that come from out of the country, but until then, she says that gift buyers should beware.

"Our communities want what's best for our children, and they shouldn't have to find out later that despite their best intentions, they're unknowingly, unwittingly buying products that could harm their children," Gillibrand said.

"There are still products out there that fail to meet important safeguards, and there's also some standards that need to be even stronger to fully protect our children," said Megan Ahearn of the New York Public Interest Research Group.

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