AUSTIN (KXAN) — As people get ready to start their holiday shopping, safety experts are sending out a warning to parents about toy safety.
The Public Interest Research Group Education Fund released its annual safety survey Monday. The group looked at the 40 most popular toys.
The worst offender on the list is slime, which could be toxic. Next comes toys with small parts and balloons that could be a choking hazard.
“Nobody should have to ruin the joy of a child opening a new present just to run it through a battery of tests to make sure it’s safe enough to play with. But when you do have choking hazards and toxins and privacy issues, it’s clear that more work does have to be done,” said Mike Litt with the Public Interest Research Group.
Overall, the group says toys are becoming safer. However, they urge companies to do more to protect kids against new threats, like cybersecurity and privacy problems.
You can read the PIRG’s full report here.