Some toys that have been recalled for lead, powerful magnets, or other hazards may still be available for sale in online stores, according to U.S. Public Interest Research Group Education Fund’s 31st annual “Trouble in Toyland” report. Consumers may also have recalled toys in their homes.
The report lists 44 different toys, for a total of 35 million toys, recalled by the Consumer Product Safety Commission from January 2015 to October 2016.
“We should be able to trust that the toys we buy are safe,” said Mike Litt, consumer program advocate for U.S. PIRG. “However, until that’s the case, consumers should understand two things: first, not all recalls may be well-publicized so you should check your house for previously recalled toys and second, some toys that are recalled may still be available online.”