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Keep your family safe this holiday: avoid dangerous toys and products

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With the holidays approaching, parents should be aware of some hidden dangers in products and toys marketed for kids.

Slime

Some slimes contain high levels of boron. Boron can cause repertory irritation, lung damage, pulmonary congestion, edema, and death.

Toys with small parts

Toys marketed to children 6 and older can include small parts that pose as choking hazards. "Hatching" toys that break apart small parts that can also easily pose a hazard.

Smart Toys

Sites, apps, games and smart toys might be collecting private data from your child, and some could be hacked, posing a safety risk.

Makeup

As we have seen in many cases recently, makeup made for children can often contain asbestos. These products can include talc which also often contains asbestos.

Toys with magnets

Small magnets can cause serious internal damage if swallowed.

Recently recalled products for kids

· H.I.S. Girl's Clothing Sets - Violation of Federal Lead Content Ban (November 8, 2018) The metal pendant on the necklace contains levels of lead that exceed the federal lead content ban. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health issues.

· Mountain Warehouse Children's Water Bottles - Choking Hazard (November 8, 2018) The water bottle's spout can detach, exposing a small ring, posing a choking hazard to children.

· Fantasia Accessories Slap Bracelets - Laceration Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Target (October 31, 2018) The slap bracelet's metal wristband can pierce the protective fabric around it and expose sharp edges, posing a laceration hazard to young children.

· Children's Toy Instrument Sets - Violation of the Federal Lead Paint Ban; Made by Creative Sto and Sold Exclusively at Amazon.com (Recall Alert) (October 26, 2018) Paint on the maracas, xylophone and carrying case contains levels of lead that exceed the federal lead paint ban. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health issues.

· i play Infant Rattles - Choking Hazard (October 25, 2018) Pieces of the rattle can detach, posing a choking hazard to infants.

· Abond Group Tubeez Baby Bath Support Seats - Drowning Hazard (October 16, 2018) The bath support seat fails to meet the federal safety standard including the requirements for stability. The bath seat can tip over or an infant can slip underneath the front support, posing a drowning hazard.

For a complete list of recent recalls, click here.

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