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KEENANS KIDS FOUNDATION
MEDIA ADVISORY
Monday, December 3rd 2012
 
CONTACT:
Libby Jongeward
Communications Director
ljongeward@keenanskidsfoundation.com 
404.223.5437
 

TOP 11 DANGEROUS TOYS FOR THE HOLIDAYS

The Keenan’s Kids Foundation Weighs In On Toys To Avoid And How To Keep Kids Safe During The Holiday Season

 

ATLANTA, GA — The Keenan’s Kids Foundation, an organization dedicated to child safety for over 19 years, has identified 11 potentially hazardous toys that represent a variety of dangers many parents may be unaware of. The foundation will announce this list Today, Monday, December 3rd in the hopes that parents will learn what general types of toys to avoid this holiday season.

While the both the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) Modernization Act and the new CPSC OnSafety.com website increased public awareness on toy safety, some toys that have failed new standards are still available to the consumer. The Foundation has found several toys that do not meet these new rules and will have them on display during the press conference Monday, December 3rd, 2012 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Keenan Building in downtown Atlanta. A representative from the Keenan’s Kids Foundation will also be available for comment via phone throughout the day.  Toys on this year’s list include those made by major manufacturers, recent toy recalls by the CPSC and cover examples of dangerous hazards like strangulation, choking, suffocation, excessive violence and  more.

“We want parents to be aware so Atlanta does not experience a child death or serious injury,” says Don Keenan, founder of foundation. “While we acknowledge the steps the government has taken in the past year to help regulate the safety of toys, there are still recalls happening and there are still dangerous toys hitting store shelves. It is our sincere hope that list will help provide parents with the knowledge of the dangers that exist.”

The complete list will be available following the press conference’s conclusion and will be accessible by visiting www.keenanskidsfoundation.com and visiting the Toy Safety Campaign page.  Examples of this year’s dangerous toys will be displayed, along with the reasons for the toy’s hazard, where the toy can be purchased and recommended ages for use. During the press conference, all toys will be on display for photo and video opportunities and Keenan will be on hand taking comments and answering questions. For more information on the Foundation, visit our website, email office@keenanskidsfoundation.com or call 404-223-5437.