Toy Shopping Help

By: Emily Brown Email
By: Emily Brown Email

With holiday shopping in full force, many toy recalls could affect what you buy this season. But Washington is trying to help.

On Tuesday, the Consumer Product Safety Commission will meet with the toy industry to figure out how to improve safety testing and inspections of toys.

Although avoiding toys manufactured in China may be a good way to avoid recalled toys, keep in mind some are manufactured in the United States.

For example, children's Snow and Sand Castle Kits by Paricon are made in Maine and sold exclusively to L.L. Bean.

Bottom line, it's best to do some research and figure out what is safe to buy this holiday season before you go to shop.

Two toy shoppers, Jen and Riley Prices, say, "We've gone through, and researched on the Internet to find out where there's some locally made toys for kids and we're trying to buy those if possible. But they're actually really hard to find. So, whether we like it or not, we are stuck buying some stuff from China, and just keeping our fingers crossed that there's not going to be a recall."

To figure out what has been recalled, you can always check the CPSC website, see a link below. You can also find product safety guidelines there.

The CPSC's meeting in Washington Tuesday should lead to improved safety testing and inspection of toys.


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