By Jennifer Brice
DENVER (CBS4) – There’s trouble in Toyland. That’s the name of an annual report alerting parents in Colorado to potentially hazardous toys.
The group CoPIRG (Colorado Public Interest Research Group) is out with this year’s list. The report focuses on recalled toys, some of which can be found for sale online.
The toys fail basic safety standards.
Some of the toys have been recalled for lead, powerful magnets and many other hazards. Toys that can cut, burn and even suffocate children, according to CoPIRG.
They are a statewide consumer watchdog group. CoPIRG profiled 44 toys recalled from January 2015 to October 2016. Sixteen of those toys, according to CoPIRG, are still being sold online.
The group showed off some of the recalls that caregivers should pay attention to because they could be in a home or day care.
If you shop online, don’t assume toys are safe automatically.
To read the full report, including pictures and names, please visit a special section of the CoPIRG website.