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Beware the eBAY Toys

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While some Chinese toys are being pulled from store shelves, it appears that previously recalled toys are reappearing as auction items on eBay. Injury Prevention Journal looked into children’s items recalled between the years of 1992-2004 and 190 of them were still available on eBay. The dangerous toys included a collapsing playyard, a car that has a battery that can overheat and burn children; and toys with lead paint.

eBay rules forbid any item recalled by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and there is a link for parents on its site. However, eBay can’t keep up with the 400 product recalls a year, and only 20 percent of recalled toys are ever returned.

For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Defective and Dangerous Products.