Ready for this year's holiday gift-buying binge?
Before you set out to shop for kids, read U.S. PIRG's 29th annual edition of Trouble in Toyland. Go here for the excutive summary. The report surveys the dangers to kids posed by toys. The report covers toxins (such as lead and arsenic), choking hazards, excessively loud toys, laceration hazards, and strangulation risks. It's got a ton of data on toys that maim and kill and makes detailed policy suggestions.
Go here to read about categories of toys that tend to pose hazards. Go here to take a look at particular toys that PIRG says you should avoid. And read eight tips for avoiding dangerous toys.