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"10 Worst Toys" For Sale in WYO

December 11, 2006

Cheyenne, WY - The "Ghost of Christmas Past" is haunting the man who puts together the annual holiday list of "Ten Worst Toys." Attorney James Swartz says this year's list is surprisingly similar to what he's compiled in previous years, including some toys that have been recalled because of safety issues. They include like a pull-toy for toddlers with a long cord; a lamp that looks like a toy; dolls for babies with small parts that come off easily; and a bow-and- arrow set without proper safety tips.

Swartz says more than 8 million toys have been recalled in the United States since last Christmas because of safety problems. He urges toy companies to take greater responsibility to keep kids safe.

"Clearly, it lies at the design process and at the testing process with these manufacturers before these items even reach the shelves."

In his research, Swartz has found that not all the dangerous toys are no-name imports; even the Fisher Price company has an entry on the list this year. He cautions Santa, and Wyoming parents, to do some studying to make sure toys are safe before giving them as gifts.

The full report is available online, at www.toysafety.org

Deborah Smith/Chris Thomas, Public News Service - WY