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BALTIMORE - Toxic chemicals, choking hazards and volume so loud it can damage hearing.

You can find all three in toys that are on store shelves here in Maryland; something a state public interest group found after they took a closer look at the toys for sale locally.

Despite tougher regulations, groups report that there are still unsafe toys out there at stores ranging from the Dollar Store to Toys R Us.

What should you look for?

Experts say you need to watch out for small parts that can detach and toys with magnets small enough for kids to swallow. In addition, you should also be careful about the metals in toys, because they may contain lead.

The CDC recommends lead exposure screening for all children.

For additional information, visit or . In addition, Maryland PIRG also released its annual toy safety report that outlines specific concerns. That report is attached below.

   Toyreport 2013 Final
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