Holiday Shoppers, Beware of Dangerous Toys and Other Unsafe Products

While you’re out making those last-minute purchases before Christmas, keep an eye out for unsafe products.

The AP (12/21) reported, “U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials warned holiday shoppers Monday to stay away from toys that might be dangerous for children or break copyright, patent or trademark laws. Authorities last year seized more than 1,500 shipments of products that either failed to meet consumer safety standards or violated intellectual property laws, said Harold Woodward, director of the agency’s field operations in Miami.