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Report: Too many dangerous toys remain in stores

The Arizona Public Interest Research Group has released its 27th Trouble in Toyland report and small toys that are choking hazards remain a threat.

Several toys fall onto group's list of too loud for little ears category -- the Dora the Explorer guitar and a cellphone rattle just to name two.

Monica Flores with the research group said high-decibel toys are a major concern.

"Studies say one in five children will development some degree of hearing loss by the age of 12," said Flores. "Some of that could be due in part to loud toys. The damage is permanent."

The group's interactive website can help parents buying toys this holiday season.

A simple tip for parents is to take along a an empty toilet paper roll when shopping. If a toy fits through it or has parts that come off and then fits, it's not safe.

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Favorite spots in Arizona: Pinetop-Lakeside, Alpine, Greer.

Favorite news memory: The Wallow Fire in 2011 became the largest fire in state history. Rodeo-Chediski Fire in June 2002, which is the second largest fire in Arizona. The 2007 Southern California Firestorm and being at Sky Harbor Airport when the first plane lifted off several days after 9-11. Seeing the American flag on the tail of the Salt Lake City-bound Delta airliner as it took off still gives me goosebumps.

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