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Consumer group releases annual report of dangerous toys

November 20, 2018 - 2:05 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- It's that time of year again.

The annual Trouble in Toyland report is out -- the yearly warning from the U.S. Public Interest Research Group about toys that could pose a danger.

WINS Web Extra: Read the Full Report Here (pdf)

This year, they're zeroing in on high levels of the chemical boron found in slime toys marketed to children.

Specifically, they singled-out six toys:

-Kangaroos Original Super Cool slime

-Kidsco Glow In the Dark slime

-Toysmith 'Jupiter Juice' slime

-iBaseToy 'Fluffy' slime

-Haniex Soft Magic Crystal Slime

-Meland Fluffy slime.

Boron is a nonmetallic element, and compounds of it, such as borax, have been used in products for decades, ranging from detergents to roach poison. The US PIRG Education Fund said it found that "significant concentrations of boron, as high as 4,700 parts per million (ppm) in popular slime toys."

The report says kids are prone to putting everything in their mouths when it comes to slime and that could have serious consequences.