This year’s guide was sensitive to recent toy recalls
A complete crackdown on lead content in toys topped the criteria for items added to the Top Toys Guide of 2007, released by Today’s Parent magazine.
The list, released annually since 1999, offers reviews of safe, popular toys most likely to be loved by and stand up to the somewhat rigorous love of children. Toys are reviewed for every age from infants to pre-teens. The decision to ensure all the toys on this years list were 100 per cent lead free followed a series of massive recalls after dangerous levels of lead were found in the paint in many popular children’s toys.
"I don’t think that people were aware that lead paint was a problem in this day and age," said contributing editor Marcia MacQuarrie.
Exposure to high levels of lead can lead to vomiting, diarrhea, convulsions and death.