RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Toys are number one on the Christmas list of every child and, for parents, getting just the right toy the child wants can sometimes be a challenge. But, there’s more than making sure you get the right toy, parents need to make sure the toy is also safe. “Trouble in Toyland” is the title of an annual report put out by the Public Interest Research Group which warns of dangerous or unsafe toys.
RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – With Black Friday and Cyber Monday looming, you are probably thinking about gifts for the kids and we might have some helpful suggestions for you. In September, CBS North Carolina told you about a local pre-school that was taking part in a national toy test conducted by the Goddard Schools. Now, the results of those tests have been released. RELATED: Fuquay-Varina preschool puts toys to the testFor the kids, playing with toys is just fun.
RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – A warning from the Better Business Bureau about a military clothing company based here in North Carolina that has dozens of complaints from consumers who say they never received orders after the company took their money. The Love & War clothing company had a website that was based in Raeford but the owner of that website also owns a different business in Fayetteville.
“Mommy, Daddy I want this toy for Christmas”... You want to make your child happy - but you also want your child to be safe. I tell you how to spot potentially dangerous toys #wncnhttps://t.co/CuTHJuxTxh
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Selecting a term
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