You might not want Santa to bring these toys this year.
More than a dozen "treacherous toys" -- including three that tested positive for toxic substances -- were found on store shelves throughout the city, according to a report released yesterday by Sen. Kristen Gillibrand and the New York Public Interest Research Group.
Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) called for new federal rules to ban toxic chemicals in all kids' products and increased attention to imported toys.
"Parents deserve the peace of mind that comes with knowing that the toys they buy for their children are safe, not harmful," Gillibrand said Sunday afternoon. "This report highlights the urgent need to take steps to prevent these toxic and dangerous toys from ever reaching our store shelves and homes. It's time for Congress to do more to protect our children from toxic chemicals and stop imported hazardous products in their tracks."
The report cited seven toys with choking hazards and two with impact hazards. Three items had toxic substances, including a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles pencil case that had phthalate levels that are 150 times the federal limit for toys, according to the report.
"Our report aims to make sure that when toy manufacturers kick into high gear to offer the hottest toys for the holiday shopping season, they put children's safety first," said Megan Ahearn of NYPIRG.
The report's list of potentially unsafe toys includes:
-- Marvel Superhero Square Soft Shield -- contains
-- Disney Baby Snow White Doll -- possible choking hazard
-- N-Strike Jolt Blaster -- possible eye injury
-- Big Rock and Roll Ballpit -- possible impact injuries
-- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Pencil Case -- contains cadmium and phthalates