The Vermont Public Interest Research Group is warning parents about dangerous toys heading into the holiday season.
Each year at this time, VPIRG releases a report called "Trouble in Toyland." It sometimes leads to product recalls and legislative action on both the state and federal level.
This year, the focus is on toys with toxic chemicals such as lead and loud toys that can permanently damage a child's hearing.
"The last thing we should have to worry about is that the toys we're buying our kids are dangerous. As the mother of a toddler, I'm glad to see progress in recent years making toys safer," said Lauren Hierl of VPIRG.