North Carolina Product Information Research Group(NC PIRG) came out with their annual list ofpotentially dangerous toys.
Colin Waite with NC PIRG says anything smaller than 1 3/4" is a choking hazard. He says countless toys are sold without required warnings.
More than 152,000 people visited North Carolina emergency rooms last year with toy-related injuries. At WakeMed, two-thirds of those injuries were attributed to bicycles and the foot-powered scooter.
Raleigh is the latest city to join several Triangle-area municipalities requiring bike helmets for anyone under 16 riding bikes, scooters, skates or skateboards.
"Sometimes, it's kind of a pain. Sometimes, the print is small, but sometimes that will alert us to things to make us decide to choose something else," she says.