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Parents are urged to be vigilant as they choose toys for their children this holiday. Though toy recalls have declined in recent years, toxic and dangerous toys are still available on store shelves.

According to a public interest research group's latest report, toys that failed its choke tube test and those that tested with high amounts of lead in its testing are among the most dangerous.

Parents can easily test toy parts with a simple method which was demonstrated by the group. In a statement, the Toy Industry Association (TIA) says the U. S. Prig Annual Toy Report takes advantage of the high visibility of toys during the holiday season.

"Most parents aren't going to have a small ball tester or even a choke tube in their home," said Jenny Levin, a U. S. Prig public advocate. "So, what we recommend is that they use something that every household is likely to have around which is just an empty roll of toilet paper, not the jumbo size but the original standard size and just take that with you shopping or use it to test toys that you already have around the house. So, for example this is a toy that passes the small parts test but we see that it easily drops through the toilet paper roll and could pose a choking hazard for kids three and under."

"I would say that the 29 times the federal standard lead is far too much lead and this is simply unacceptable amount of lead for a young child to be exposed to especially because this toy is intended for children 2 and up and might be chewed on," added Levin. We found that the leap frog chat and countless smart phones labeled for ages 18 months and up, it's a cell phone, so it's clearly intended to be held close to the ear. This exceeds not only the 65 decibel standard for toys held close to the ear but actually reaches above 85 decibels."

TIA also says members of the toy industry are intent on assuring that the toys consumers bring into their homes are safe for their families year-round, and not only during the holiday season.

The association says the toy industry works in close cooperation with government agencies such as the U. S.  Consumer Product Safety Commission and U. S. Customs and Border Protection, medical experts, consumer groups that help enhance the safety of the industry's products.

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