Many parents will be buying toys this holiday season online, and Jacqueline Olson with the Minnesota Commerce Department told KMRS to be cautious with deals that look too good to be true.

“Buyers just need to be aware of any sort of thing that seems cheaper or doesn’t have the necessary information on the website,” said Olson. “If there’s spelling errors or grammar errors in the online listings or the packaging, those are ways that might be a little bit of a red flag. Like maybe the product hasn’t been tested the way it’s supposed to have been tested.”

Olson also encouraged washing hands after playing with toys, especially after handling metal, which may contain toxins like lead or cadmium.


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