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Parents Should Be Careful About What Toys they Buy



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(KSL News) -- Santa's not the only one who should check his list twice. Consumer safety advocates say parents should be checking their children's wish list to make sure the toys they want are safe for them.

Hal Stratton, Consumer Product Safety Commission: "What a child wants, we find, is not always what they should have or what they need."

The Consumer Product Safety Commission issued its annual holiday alert on toy safety today. The main message is be sure the toy you buy is age appropriate for the child receiving it.

Another warning, beware of counterfeit merchandise. They're usually not made to the same safety standards as the real thing. Officials say the biggest giveaway to counterfeit merchandise is an unbelievably low price.

The Commission also announced the recall of six million personalized necklaces and zipper pulls for children because they contain lead. They were sold in grocery, drug and discount stores for about two dollars.

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