Trouble in Toyland: Recalled toys to avoid

Avengers and Darth Vader Themed Water Bottles at Pottery Barn were recalled because paint can contain excessive levels of lead, according to the CPSC.
Avengers and Darth Vader Themed Water Bottles at Pottery Barn were recalled because paint can contain excessive levels of lead, according to the CPSC.

MADISON, Wis. (WBAY) – Friday is one of the biggest shopping days of the year. Parents will be battling each other to get the hottest toys for their little ones.

There are some toys that safety experts want parents to avoid.

The WISPIRG group on Tuesday released it’s annual Trouble in Toyland survey of toy safety.

The report identifies toys that that could pose a danger to a child’s health. For example: toys that have small parts, balls, or magnets that a child can choke on.

The list also identifies toys that have dangerous chemicals. Some of the recalled toys are said to have excessive levels of lead.

The group says in some cases, it was able to purchase these recalled toys online. They also warn that recalled toys could already be in your child’s toy box.

The report includes toys that were recalled by the Consumer Product Safety Commission between Jan. 2015 and Oct. 2016. They were sold at a number of retailers.

CLICK HERE to view the full list of toys included in the Trouble in Toyland report. (Opens pdf)