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Holiday toy report reveals which to avoid this year

There are some toys you may want to avoid as you head out to complete your Christmas lists this year.

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WASHINGTON - There are some toys you may want to avoid as you head out to complete your Christmas lists this year.

This year's Trouble in Toyland report collected 50 toys from store shelves to test for potential hazards.

The list includes toys with toxins like lead, choking hazards, magnets and loud noises.

Making the list this year, the Leap Frog Chat and Count Smartphone which is too loud for tiny ears and Captain America Soft Shield that has 29 times the accepted level of lead.

Despite the number of toys that slip through the cracks, officials say the number of recalls have dropped significantly.

Here's the complete list:

Toys containing small parts

Princess Wand made by Greenbrier International, sold at Dollar Store for $1

Toys containing small parts with label violations

Bead Kit made by Greenbrier International, sold at Dollar Store for $1

Littlest Pet Shop - #2744 Horse made by Hasbro, sold at Kmart for $3.99

Littlest Pet Shop – Candyswirl Dreams Collection #3313 made by Hasbro, sold at Walmart for $4.49

Littlest Pet Shop- Sunil Nevla made by Hasbro, sold at Walmart for $3.99

Littlest Pet Shop-Candyswirl Dreams Collection #3317, sold at Walmart for $4.49

Littlest Pet Shop- Seal and Dolphins made by Hasbro, sold at Kmart for $4.49

Small Ball-Like toys, toy parts, and rounded food toys posing choking hazards

Gobble Gobble Guppies made by Swimways, sold at Kmart for $14.99

Super Play Food Set made by Geoffrey LLC, sold at Toys-R-Us for $19.99

Near-small parts that may pose choking hazards

Fisher-Price Loving Family Outdoor Barbecue made by Mattel, sold at Kmart for $22.99

Balloons marketed to children under 8

Punch Balloons made by Toy Investments, Inc., sold at Toys-R-Us for $.98

Toys containing lead and other toxic chemicals

Captain America Soft Shield made by Disguise, Inc., sold at Toys-R-Us for $8.99

Rings made by Greenbrier International, sold at Dollar General for $1

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles pencil case made by Innovative Design LLC, sold at Toys-R-Us for $4.99

Lamaze Take and Tidy activity mat made by TOMY, sold at Babies-R-Us for $39.99

Toys with potentially hazardous magnets

Sonic Sound Sizzlers Noise Magnets made by JA-RU Inc., sold at Dollar General for $1

Toys with potential noise hazards

Chat & Count Smart Phone made by Leap Frog, sold at Babies-R-Us for $17.99

Lil' Phone Pal made by Leap Frog, sold at Babies-R-Us for $9.99

Fisher Price Laugh & Learn Remote, sold at Babies-R-Us for $12.99


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