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News Conference, Nov. 25
Trouble in Toyland 2014

Survey finds dangerous and toxic toys on store shelves; Beaumont offers tips to help consumers shop safely during holiday season

News conference to release PIRGIM’s 29th annual Trouble in Toyland report and list of dangerous toys. While product safety reforms have improved the marketplace, there are still dangerous toys on store shelves that pose a safety hazard during the holiday shopping season. 

Excellent visuals and examples of hazardous toys


  • Donna Bucciarelli, RN, Safety City U.S.A., program manager; Beaumont Health System, Trauma Prevention coordinator
  • Erica Surman, RN, manager, Pediatric Trauma Program, Beaumont Children’s Hospital
  • Begum Akay, M.D., pediatric surgeon, Beaumont Children’s Hospital
  • Children from Childtime day care

Tuesday, Nov. 25, 10 a.m.

Safety City U.S.A.
Northwood Shopping Center
30955 N. Woodward Ave. (at Thirteen Mile Road)
Royal Oak

Bob Ortlieb
Office: 248-551-1077

PIRGIM, the Public Interest Research Group in Michigan, is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public interest advocacy organization.