toys

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The annual holiday shopping season is here, and public advocacy groups are warning consumers to be on the lookout for hazardous toys.

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A bright green water gun, an old-timely looking plastic revolver, the box near the gym at the O’Fallon Recreation Complex in north St. Louis City quickly started filling up with toy guns.  

In return, parents like Liza Pleas received things like soccer balls and coloring books.

She dropped off a couple of toy guns her 10-year-old son received for Christmas.