Holiday toys are likely to be dangerous

Holiday toys are likely to be dangerous

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Some of those toys children got as gifts for Christmas could be dangerous.

The toys in question are likely to contain lead, which is invisible to the naked eye and has no smell. Lead is mostly found in metal toys, especially imported toys, antique toys, and toy jewelry.

You can make sure your child's toys are safe by checking the Consumer Products Safety Commission list of recalled toys.

"If you think you may have something that's on the list, the best thing to do is obviously remove the toy from use," said Environmental Health Specialist Hal Weidman.  "If you're in doubt, throw it out."

The only way to know if you're child has been exposed to lead is through a blood test.

For more information on the list of recalled toys, you may go to the CPSC website here or call them at 1-800-638-2772.

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