PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The holiday toy shopping season will move into high gear this Thanksgiving weekend but some toys can be dangerous, according to the annual toy report from PennPIRG.
We’re talking about everything from choking to toxic exposures and more.READ MORE: Hyram Hill, Son Of Philadelphia Police Officer, Killed In Targeted Shooting In North Philly, Sources Say
An adventure with this talking flashlight could harm a child’s hearing because it’s so loud, according to testing from the Pennsylvania Public Interest Research Group.
“One in seven children have hearing damage that could be in part due to these loud toys,” said Stephanie Monahon, the director of PennPIRG.
The annual report that identifies potentially dangerous toys is called Trouble in Toyland.
“We found dangerous products that could harm or poison a child,” Stephanie said. “We found these toys everywhere.”READ MORE: Flyers Tie Franchise Record With 12th Straight Loss
“We’re really worried about small objects,” said Dr. Gary Emmett, a pediatrician at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.
Dr. Emmett says that young children choke all the time on small toys and parts.
“A really egregious thing is these look really cute.” Dr. Emmett said. “I like them myself, they make a funny sound, and they’re very strong.”
PennPIRG says its testing has led to the recall of 150 toys.
While there are safety standards, many toys, especially those that are made outside the United States, often fail to meet them, or they aren’t properly labeled.MORE NEWS: Gino's Ristorante & Pizzeria Reopens Amid Hepatitis A Investigation That's Linked To 10 Cases, 3 Deaths
To see the complete report, go to www.pennpirgedfund.org.