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Slinky Jr., Disney Pixar items on Oregon group's dangerous toys list

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A fairy wand, a football, items from Disney Pixar movies and the Slinky Jr. are all on an Oregon consumer group's annual list of potentially dangerous toys.  

OSPIRG released its "Trouble in Toyland 2015" list Tuesday, identifying possible choking and noise hazards in toys, as well as toys that may exceed federal toxic standards.

OSPIRG Foundation staff examined hundreds of toys to confirm they are safe. However, the group reports numerous unsafe toys are widely available.

Toys on the list include a Minions locking pencil case and Slinky Jr., due to tests showing both contained high levels of chromium. OSPIRG reports contact with chromium can cause severe allergic reactions including skin redness, swelling and ulcers. Chromium compounds are also known to cause cancer, according to the OSPIRG report.

The agency is calling on the Consumer Product Safety Commission to further investigate those toys.

Other toys on the list include a fairy wand, a G2 air mini football and figurines of Disney Pixar Finding Nemo Dory and Nickelodeon Mermaid Dora, which all present possible choking hazards, according to OSPIRG.

Items found at dollar stores including various balloons, magnets and "Magic Towel" items are also potentially hazardous products intended for children, according to the OSPIRG list.

The Toy Industry Association released a statement on "Trouble in Toyland" lists, saying groups like OSPIRG "leverage this time of year to advance their own agendas and garner headlines with their lists of alleged 'unsafe toys.'"

The Association said all toys sold in the U.S. must go through rigorous safety tests. 

"When examined and reviewed, year after year these lists have repeatedly shown to be full of false claims and needlessly frighten parents and caregivers," according to a Toy Industry Association statement. 

For OSPIRG's full report and list of potentially hazardous toys, go to OSPIRG.org.

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