WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA) -- You want to make sure the toys you do give as gifts to children are safe.
So, just in time for the holiday shopping season, theU.S. Public Interest Research Group released its 27th annual Trouble in Toyland report.
PIRG examined hundreds of toys on store shelves and CPSC recall notices for potentially dangerous safety hazards.
The group pointed out toys choking hazards, loud ones that can hurt developing ears and powerful magnetic toys marketed to aduults that can be potentially deadly to a child.
"They go through bone. They'll go through muscle, through soft tissue. And that's part of what makes them so dangerous," says Gastroenterologist Bryan Rudolph.
Joan Lawrence, Vice President for Safety Standards at theToy Industry Association says, "What we heard is that they scoured store shelves andthat theyfoundtoys are safe. Toys are complying with our tough U.S. standards."
The association says that it works closely with the government, consumers and medical experts to make sure their products meeet those standards.