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Trouble in Toyland releases 2013 list of dangerous toys

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The Florida Public Interest Research Group is out with its 28th Annual Trouble in Toyland report highlighting toys it says pose a danger to kids.

This year's report says some toys it found on store shelves pose a hazard because they can cause choking, while others they say contain high levels of toxic chemicals or are so loud they could cause hearing loss.

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"Be vigilant this holiday says," said PIRG in its "Trouble in Toyland" report. "There is no comprehensive list of potentially hazardous toys. Examine toys carefully for potential dangers before you make a purchase."

The complete list is detailed below:

Toys containing small parts
- Princess Wand made by Greenbrier International, sold at Dollar Store for $1

Toys containing small parts with label violations
- Bead Kit made by Greenbrier International, sold at Dollar Store for $1
- Littlest Pet Shop: #2744 Horse made by Hasbro, sold at Kmart for $3.99
- Littlest Pet Shop: Candyswirl Dreams Collection #3313 made by Hasbro, sold at Wal-mart for $4.49
- Littlest Pet Shop: Sunil Nevla made by Hasbro, sold at Wal-mart for $3.99
- Littlest Pet Shop: Candyswirl Dreams Collection #3317, sold at Wal-mart for $4.49
- Littlest Pet Shop: Seal and Dolphins made by Hasbro, sold at Kmart for $4.49

Small Ball-Like toys, toy parts, and rounded food toys posing choking hazards
- Gobble Gobble Guppies made by Swimways, sold at Kmart for $14.99
- Super Play Food Set made by Geoffrey LLC, sold at Toys-R-Us for $19.99

Near-small parts that may pose choking hazards
- Fisher-Price Loving Family Outdoor Barbecue, made by Mattel, sold at Kmart for $22.99

Balloons marketed to children under 8
- Punch Balloons made by Toy Investments, Inc, sold at Toys-R-Us for $.98

During a news conference Tuesday at St. Joseph's Children's Hospital, Houser said over the past 28 years PIRG's report has resulted in more than 150 recalls and other actions.

The Toy Industry Association responded by saying safety is its highest priority but noted parents and caregivers must also share that responsibility.

Consumers can report any unsafe toys or toy-related injuries to the CPSC via saferproduct.gov or by calling 1-800-638-2772.

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