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Colorado research group details list of hazardous toys

Victoria BarbatelliThe Denver Post

As Black Friday approaches and holiday lists start moving from top drawers to wallet pockets, CoPIRG’s Trouble in Toyland hazardous-gift list can help make for a bright toy decision instead of a bad one.Concerns for children include toys that could pose a choking hazard, toys that are excessively loud and those that contain toxic chemicals such as lead and phthalates, despite new toy-manufacturing regulations, according to the Colorado Public Interest Research Group’s 2009 report.To help keep track of dangerous toys and warn others about them, the PIRG foundation on Tuesday launched an interactive mobile-phone tool,, which shoppers can consult while at the store, and a website, new app and website offer safety tips and list unsafe toys, in addition to providing a tab for reporting and alerting other parents about unsafe toys.”If you don’t see an official warning (label), don’t purchase the toy,” said Diana Nelson, owner of Kazoo & Co., a toy store in Cherry Creek North. “Use common sense.”For more of this Denver Post story:

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