U.S. PIRG issues its 32nd Annual Trouble in Toyland Report

U.S. PIRG issues its 32nd Annual Trouble in Toyland Report. (abc7)

Most small kids would love getting their hands on most toys but researchers say some this Holiday Season are dangerous and toxic.

Dr. Lenore Jarvis with the American Academy of Pediatrics adds "Two of the hazards that concern us are lead and high strength magnets."

The U.S. Public Interest Research Group just released its 32nd Annual Trouble in Toyland Report with two fidget spinners containing high levels of lead on the list. The same spinners 7 On Your Side warned parents about earlier this month.

Target just stopped selling them.

Mike Litt with U.S. PIRG says "We do commend Target for taking these dangerous toys off their website and their store shelves but now it's time for the CPSC, Target and Bulls-i-Toys the supplier of these toys to issue an actual official recall."

Target released a statement saying, "While these two products comply with all CPSC guidelines for fidget spinners, based on the concerns raised, we’re removing them from our assortment. Additionally, we’re working closely with our vendors to ensure all of the fidget spinners carried at Target meet the CPSC’s guidelines for children’s products."

In a statement released to ABC7 News, Harold Chizick, President & CEO of Bulls-i-Toys says, "Safety is one of our top priorities. All of our products are tested and comply with CPSC safety standards,"

My Friend Cayla, a cloud based interactive doll on the list that some say could be hacked. A toy ABC 7 News alerted parents about in December.

7 On Your Side Investigator Reporter Scott Taylor asked PIRG officials this question during Tuesday’s press conference "Do you have any specific cases involving criminal activity with that toy?"

Mike Litt with U.S. PIRG says "So with this there isn't any confirmed cases like that but again this has been banned in Germany for privacy violations."

The Toy Association, who represents toy companies, says 81 percent of parents focus more on toys their kids want instead of toys recommended for a child's age which can include choking hazard warnings.

Rebecca Mond with the Toy Association says "Product safety is a shared responsibility. Consumers and Parents, we should all take a roll in that."

A last piece of advice, take a toilet paper roll that you have at home and your small children's toys. Take them apart and if any small pieces fit in that roll you definitely have a choking hazard.

Here’s a link to the TROUBLE IN TOYLAND report.

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