Port Elizabeth, NJ (WSYR-TV/ABC News) - U.S. Customs and Border Patrol investigators said they discovered toys loaded with lead paint, laced with banned chemicals, and wired for fire inside a children's product shipment destined for store shelves.
The toys, holiday lights and furniture seized Thursday in Port Elizabeth, NJ represent a variety of hazards to kids according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
These products defined by the CSPC as potentially deadly had small choking parts. One doll head contained thallates, plastic chemicals banned by Congress.
All the products made in China were seized at the border.
Parents are warned to be vigilant when buying toys this season of the hidden dangers that sent almost 200,000 children to emergency rooms last year.
Officials say all of the products seized will be destroyed.