Some Toys Bring Danger With Pleasure

For 25 years the Alaska Public Interest Research Group has issued its Trouble in Toyland report about toys that pose a hazard to children. This year, the organization added a new Anchorage event – free toxic toy screenings. KSKA’s Len Anderson went to find out the results.

Tuesday’s Screening location and time:

Mountain View Public Library
120 Bragaw Street
3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Top right photo: This older tea set (center) registered several times the acceptable limit for lead. All of Len Anderson’s grandchildren’s toys (top left – piano, train, broom ) passed the lead test.

Bottom left photo: Checking each block because colors can differ, this stack toy passed the lead test.

Photos and story by Len Anderson, KSKA – Anchorage

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