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Katy Renner


EUGENE, Ore. -- As you shop for the kids in your life this holiday season, OSPIRG wants you to be careful of what types of toys you buy. The newest Trouble in Toyland report highlights four types of toys you should avoid: 

-Toys that are too loud, anything above 85 decibels

-Toys that have traces of lead in them.  The investigation found two toys exceeding government lead standards.

-Plastic toys containing too many phthalates in the plastic

-Toys that could be a choking hazard

 "A lot of times parents will want to buy toys because they think, oh my child's more advanced and I want to have them have more of a challenge. And this little toy that says it's for 18 months doesn't seem that interesting for my child. It is for that 18-month-old or under 3-year-old, and it is the safest choice for your child," said Heather O'Leary with the LCC-Family and Child Care Program.

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