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Trouble In Toyland: Consumer Group Releases Hazardous Toys Report

An annual report released Tuesday by the US Public Interest Research Group identified more than a dozen toys that violate federal safety standards for lead, chemicals and choking hazards.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/22/2011

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CHiPS For KIDS

Join CBS2/KCAL9 in making this holiday season magical for a less fortunate child or teen in your community.

11/22/2011

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Wal-Mart Tests Mini ‘Pop-Up’ Stores For Holiday Shopping Season

Wal-Mart has opened two temporary ‘pop-up’ stores in Southern California to steer shoppers to Walmart.com.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/14/2011

monkey doll

Seriously, who buys this stuff?

$149 later, (+$30 for shipping) you can have Mollie, right down to the authentic creases ” on the bottoms of her little feet,” delivered to your home.

05/20/2011

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Duck Tales: Man Quits Job, Hunts For 30,000 Bath Toys Lost At Sea

A high school English teacher recounts how he left his job to go hunting for tens of thousands of bath toys lost at sea and the impact they have on the world’s ocean ecology.

04/04/2011

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3rd Exec Pleads Guilty In ‘Teddy Bear’ Drug Money Conspiracy

Meichun Cheng Huang, 57, was the third executive of an Irvine toy company to plead guilty after the trio were arrested last July at a downtown business.

03/04/2011

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Prayer, Helping The Needy To Mark Christmas In The Southland

While thousands of Southern Californians will spend Christmas opening and enjoying presents, others will attend church services and help the homeless and poor Saturday to mark the birth of Jesus Christ.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/24/2010

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Donate Toys And Food To Salvation Army

The Salvation Army says they’re in desperate need of toys and food this Christmas season as the limping economy continues to take a toll on needy families.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/14/2010

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OC Fire Stations Urge Public To Drop Off Christmas Toys

Officials say more contributions are critical as the need for toys this year is up dramatically amid a soaring jobless rate and an anemic economy.

12/13/2010

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Children’s Hospital Warns Christmas Toys Pose Choking Risk

In the wake of over a quarter of a million toy-related injuries last season, safety groups are urging parents to use caution when shopping for their kids’ toys this Christmas.

11/23/2010

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Getting A Jump On Black Friday

Black Friday might not be here…yet…but to say some shoppers are jumping the gun would be an understatement.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/12/2010

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High Lead Levels In Toys From Walmart, Target

A consumer group working with the state attorney general’s office says it found one toy chair at Target with 70 times the legal limit for lead.

10/13/2010

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Best Toy Shops In Los Angeles

Whether you have kids of your own or you’re still a kid at heart, Los Angeles has some fantastic toy stores to help light your imagination.

10/07/2010

MGA Entertainment is the maker of the popular Bratz doll. (credit: AP)

Bratz-Maker Accused Of Stealing Idea For Robotic Bug

A Texas toy company has filed a lawsuit alleging toy maker MGA Entertainment stole its idea for a tiny robotic bug.

10/05/2010

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Fisher-Price Recalls More Than 10M Kids’ Products

Fisher-Price is recalling more than 10 million tricycles, toys and high chairs over safety concerns.

09/30/2010

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