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Buyers beware: Toy safety nonprofit says recalled toys can be easily purchased online and in stores

Parents and families should be careful when shopping for toys this holiday season.

The 37th Annual Toy Safety Report, “Trouble in Toyland,” says that recalled and counterfeit toys are being sold online.

The nonprofit behind the report says it was able to purchase more than 30 recalled toys in October.

Their report also says counterfeit toys that don’t necessarily meet the US’s mandatory safety standards continue to be sold in stores and online.

Toys include stuffed animals, action figures, toddler activity balls, and musical toys.

Toys they could still buy had been recalled due to choking hazards, potential addiction risks, and other reasons.

Most of them were purchased new in original packaging or new with tags.

“No other sellers flagged, stopped, or sent warnings about other purchases of recalled toys,” the report said.

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