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This year’s annual “Trouble in Toyland” report by the Oregon Student Public Interest Research Group (OSPIRG) again warns of potential dangers in children’s toys…from tech to toxic. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

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The latest annual “Trouble in Toyland” list finds an interactive doll, fidget spinner, and peg games among the most potentially dangerous toys on the shelves. 

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Oregon may soon join Washington and 2 other states by requiring tougher regulations on products used by children ages 12 and under. Public hearings were held last week on Senate Bill 478.

The Toxic-Free Kids Act would require manufacturers and importers to report children's products containing 66 toxic chemicals to the State. In 6 years the use of those chemicals would be phased out.  Eugene Senator Chris Edwards is the Chief Sponsor of SB-478.

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The holiday season often means shopping for toys and games for young people. One Oregon consumer advocacy group wants people to remember to avoid dangerous toys.

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Shopping for toys for the holidays can make us feel like kids again. But an Oregon group wants consumers to be aware of potentially hazardous playthings.

The "Trouble in Toyland" report is an annual survey of dangerous or toxic toys released by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group. Maya Kumar is from Oregon's chapter:

Kumar: "Our report highlighted four main things parents should watch out for: toxics in toys, choking hazards, magnetic toys and finally, excessively noisy toys."