Consumer group report on hazardous toys
Illinois PIRG is releasing a new toy safety report and a new full-color toy safety brochure. Participants will demonstrate examples of potential hazards to young children that are posed by toys, including choking hazards to children under 3, hearing dangers and toxic chemical exposure hazards. The report focuses on toy manufacturer compliance with the 1994 Federal Child Safety Protection Act. Tips for parents and other toy shoppers will be offered.
PIRG toy safety reports have led to more than 100 enforcement actions, including recalls by the Consumer Product Safety Commission over the past 15 years.