Today is expected to be one of the biggest shopping days of the year. In the hectic atmosphere of finding the best deals, Levin & Perconti wanted to highlight what toys to avoid. Many toys have been recalled because of product liability concerns. Some of the toys are choking hazards, others pose burn hazards, and other contain excessive amounts of lead. More information on all of the following toys and additional recalled products are available on the Consumer Product Safety Commission website.
Daiso Wooden Toys – Daiso Wooden Toys have recalled hundreds of units because the toys have small parts that can break and detach, posing a choking hazard to children.
Soldier and Pirate Playsets Sold at Dollar Stores – Liquidation Outlet, Inc. has recalled Force Soldier Playsets, Pirate Expeditions with Parrot, and Pirate Expeditions with Treasure because the action figure toys have surface paints which contain excessive levels of lead.
Little Tikes Toy Workshop Sets and Trucks – Little Tikes has recalled the Little Tikes Workshop Sets and Trucks because they have oversized, plastic toy nails that can pose a choking hazard to young children.
Leapfrog Electronic Plush Toys – LeapFrog Enterprises has recalled My Pal Scout Electronic Plush Toy Dogs because the decals on the paws of the plush toy can be removed an ingested by a child, posing a choking hazard.
LEGO Remote Controls – LEGO Systems, Inc. has recalled about 1600 Power Functions IR Remote Controls because the batteries in the remote controls can overheat, posing a burn hazard to consumers.
Be vigilant when purchasing toys, especially for young children. To read more about the product recalls, click here.