I would think that in the United States of America, I could be relatively certain that the toy I bring home from Toys R Us or your local toy store will be safe for its intended purpose. Not the case at all, in fact 1 in 3 toys out of 1500 tested, was toxic. Toxic as in contains heavy metals such as lead, mercury, and bromine.
This is major manufacturers as well such as Little Tikes and Disney! This is an outrage, we must demand our toys be non-toxic, an outrage! Here is the Yahoo write up on this study.