Why these 22 toys could be hazardous

Toxic Hazards

CHROMIUM

This year, preliminary testing revealed 3 toys that may contain levels higher than 60 ppm of chromium: Minions pencil case, Slinky Jr., and Magnetic Numbers. 

Minions Locking Pencil Case: The lock on the pencil case contains chromium measuring at 660 ppm in preliminary tests. The high content of chromium in the products we found doesn’t necessarily mean that they violate the law. We believe it is a cause for concern, and we call on the CPSC to do further testing.

Slinky, Jr.: The toy contains chromium measuring at 1,400 ppm in preliminary tests. The high content of chromium in the products we found doesn’t necessarily mean that they violate the law. We believe it is a cause for concern, and we call on the CPSC to do further testing.


Magnetic Numbers: The back of the equals sign magnet contains chromium measuring at 390 ppm in preliminary tests. The high content of chromium in the products we found doesn’t necessarily mean that they violate the law. We believe it is a cause for concern, and we call on the CPSC to do further testing.

PHTHALATES


Fun Bubbles Jump Rope: The jump rope contains 10,000 ppm Bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), which is banned above 1,000 ppm, and 190,000 ppm of diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP), which has not yet been banned but is in the CPSC’s proposed list of phthalates that should be permanently banned.
 

Magnet Hazards


Sonic Sound Sizzlers Noise Magnets: Strong magnets nearly fit in choke tube and can harm internal organs when swallowed. This toy does not violate any federal standard.


Singing Magnets: Strong magnets nearly fit in choke tube and can harm internal organs when swallowed. This toy does not violate any federal standard.
 

Potential Noise Hazards


Vtech Smart Wheels: Loud at ear and at distance. Measured >85db at ear, and >70db at 20 inches. This toy does not violate any federal standard.


Vtech Smart Animals: Loud at ear and at distance. Measured >85db at ear, and >70db at 20 inches. This toy does not violate any federal standard.


Vtech Spin and Learn Color Flashlight: Loud at ear and at distance. Measured >95db at ear, and >75db at 20 inches. This toy does not violate any federal standard.


Fisher Price Click n Learn Remote: Loud at ear and at distance. Measured >80db at ear, and >70db at 20 inches. This toy does not violate any federal standard.


Leap Frog Fridge Phonics: Loud at ear and at distance. Measured >80db at ear, and >65db at 20 inches. This toy does not violate any federal standard.
 

Potential Choking Hazards


Fairy Wand: Pink plastic bead in middle easily twists off and fits in choke tube. Toy has no small parts warning.


Disney Pixar Finding Nemo Dory Figurine: Dory breaks off easily and fits in choke tube. Toy has no small parts warning.


G2 Air Mini Football: Small black plastic piece at base breaks off and fits in choke tube. Toy has no small parts warning.


Disney Pixar Riplash Racers: White plastic piece at the bottom is intended to be removed and fits in the choke tube. Toy has incorrect small parts warning.


Disney Planes: Plastic small propeller may detach and fits in the choke tube. Toy has incorrect small parts warning.


Nickelodeon Mermaid Dora: Small arms may break off and fit in the choke tube. Toy has incorrect small parts warning.


Magic Towel (football shape): The ball is larger than the choke test cylinder but smaller than the small ball tester. The toy lacks a small ball warning, required for any small ball intended for children over the age of three. These were found in the toy section.


Magic Towel (baseball shape): The ball is larger than the choke test cylinder but smaller than the small ball tester. The toy lacks a small ball warning, required for any small ball intended for children over the age of three. These were found in the toy section.


Mega Value Pack 16 Latex Punch Balloons: Balloons are dangerous for children under 8, and that correct warning is included, but this package confusingly also contains the 3+ small parts warning.


Mega Value Pack 12 Water Bomb Packs: Balloons are dangerous for children under 8, and that correct warning is included, but this package confusingly also contains the 3+ small parts warning.


Balloon Animal Kit: Balloons are dangerous for children under 8, and that correct warning is included, but this package confusingly also contains the 3+ small parts warning.

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