"Trouble in Toyland" report shows dangers of some toys
As parents prepare for the holiday shopping season, experts are warning that there might be "trouble in Toyland."
TexPIRG, a consumer research group, released their annual toy report. They found that many manufacturers are not properly labeling the hazards that some toys can pose.
They say balloons, for example, can be choking hazards, and often times the packaging doesn't warn parents. A new concern is “smart toys” that could be collecting data on your child and selling it off. Another is play slime.
"Many times it's made with the household cleaner called Borax and that contains a little bit of a toxic chemical called boron... Toy manufacturers need to do better to make sure that by the time their product ends up in the child's hands or mouth, that there is no danger that can be posed," said Bay Scoggin, state director at TexPIRG.
TexPIRG says since they started releasing these reports 33 years ago, they've helped issue at least 150 recalls.