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Check toy recall list before holiday shopping for kids

This toy is one of many on the recall list.

Attorney General Bill McCollum issued a consumer  advisory urging parents to check toy recall lists before shopping for  their children’s holiday presents. According to the U.S. Consumer Product  Safety Commission, many toys have been recalled this year due to safety  hazards, most due to toxic levels of lead or lead paint or choking  hazards.

“Parents should always do their research and be aware of the recalls made  this year before purchasing toys and other gifts for their children,” said  Attorney General McCollum.

The most recent voluntary recall listed on the U.S. Consumer Product  Safety Commission’s website affects rocking horses sold by Rocking Horse  Depot. The toys were recalled because the reins on the rocking horse  bridle are long enough to pose a strangulation hazard to young children.

Other voluntary recalls include some infant toys manufactured by  Fisher-Price, children’s jewelry and glasses manufactured by Chuck E. Cheese, and building sets manufactured by Edushape Ltd.

In addition to checking the current recalls, Attorney General McCollum  also encouraged parents to check any toys they may have purchased earlier  in the year before recalls were announced. Recalled toys can also  occasionally show up at flea markets and resale shops. Parents can visit to view the most  recent list of recalled toys.

The Attorney General also cautioned consumers who are buying items online  to exercise general precautions to protect their personal information.

Consumers should only provide credit card information to sites they trust  and should refrain from clicking on links within emails that promise deals  or savings in exchange for personal information.

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Posted by Andrea Freygang on Dec 6 2010. Filed under Broward County, Families, Featured, Fort Lauderdale, Local news. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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