Toxic toys seized at New Jersey port

(WXYZ) - A major customs bust in New Jersey led to the seizure of toxic toys headed for stores.

All of the toys were made in China and none of them meet federal standards.

Over the past year,  U.S. Customs agents along with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), have seized more than two million toys in Port Elizabeth, New Jersey.

Leaders displayed some of the toys at a press briefing Thursday.

They included princess jewelry, toy cars, dolls and action figures.

Many of the toys had high levels of lead or other toxic chemicals. Others had faulty wiring which could lead to fires.

The CPSC did not reveal which stores would have sold the toys, but leaders are reminding parents to be careful buying toys that are significantly under priced.

The government also has a website, ,  where parents can file complaints about toys and view complaints by others.

Click here to file a complaint.

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