Toy Safety

It is safe to buy toys, if you're careful. That is the message from federal regulators today.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission is urging parents to stay informed about safety risks by reading product warning labels and signing up for e-mail notification of recalls.

But some consumer groups say dangerous toys are still on store shelves. The advocacy group U.S. PRIG unveiled its annual toy safety report today. The director says the government should do more to protect children.

"The answer is very simple, the best holiday gift congress can give children, america's littlest consumers,is to pass a toy safety law that will protect them from dangerous toys," he said.

CPSC head Nancy Nord says parents should be extra cautious with toys that have small parts or projectiles and those that are ridden, such as skateboards.