PRODUCTS: A Bad Year For Toys

A Bad Year For Toys

Last year accidents involving toys killed more than 30 children and injured 131,000 more, an increase of 16% from 1986. With the gift-buying season in full swing, concerned consumer advocates, who say this is the worst year for dangerous toys they can remember, have published lists of potentially hazardous playthings.

The top offenders include toys that break into sharp pieces or contain parts that toddlers can easily choke on. Among them, according to various consumer groups: a Burger King Cheeseburger set made by Multi Toys (the plastic French fries look real and could be swallowed); Spinning Top from Ohio Art (its...

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