WASHINGTON -- A reminder from the government: Check those holiday shopping lists to make sure no recalled toys are on them.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission compiled its annual top 10 list of children's product safety recalls to coincide with the start of the holiday shopping season.
The toys should all be off store shelves. But the commission is concerned that some people might have done their shopping early.
All the products were recalled in the past year, the commission said. A Nerf football and a Batmobile toy car were among the items on the list being released today.
The agency received reports of 11 toy-related deaths in 2003 involving children younger than 15, down from 13 reported deaths in 2002. Almost half the deaths involved small toy balls that children choked on.
The list of top recalled toys and other children's products includes:
398,000 Bumble Bee toys distributed by
294,000 Nerf Big Play Footballs distributed by
314,000 Batman Batmobile toy vehicles distributed by