Toys considered dangerous, according to U.S. Public Interest Research Group's 28th annual Trouble in Toyland report, are displayed during a news conference in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Toy recalls down, but hazards remain

WASHINGTON (AP) — Toy recalls for excessive lead and other hazards are down this year, but consumer advocates warn that potential dangers to children remain on store shelves. Several toys with high lead levels or […]


Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, director Quentin Tarantino, Jamie Foxx, and Christoph Waltz (l-r), cast of "Django Unchained" movie. (AP Photo)

‘Django Unchained’ action figures discontinued

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Weinstein Co. has asked a toy maker to discontinue a line of “Django Unchained” action figures after receiving complaints that they were offensive.


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Parents struggle to find gender-neutral toys

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A 13-year-old girl’s campaign to get Hasbro to make an Easy-Bake Oven that isn’t purple or pink so it would appeal to her little brother is a fresh sign of movement in an old debate.


Consumer group warns of dangers on store shelves

WASHINGTON (AP) – A Dora the Explorer guitar, dragster cars with small wheels and finger-fidget desktop magnets are among the toys consumer advocates are warning about as the holiday buying season begins. The U.S. Public […]


Most wanted toys for 2012 holiday

During a toy industry press conference in New York City today, TimetoPlayMag announced its Holiday 2012 Most Wanted list, naming the 18 toys predicted by the editors to top holiday wish lists. The day-long event […]



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