The group says it found toys with small pieces that can choke a child, noisy toys loud enough to cause hearing damage and unsafe levels of lead and other chemicals.
CALPIRG says many of those toys are foreign made.
"Definitely some of these toys especially last year's wave of recalls originated in China. But you know as far as the lead paint stuff goes, china, Mexico, some in the United States, so country of origin doesn't necessarily isn't the only factor," said Mike Somers from CALPIRG.
The Toy Industry Association fired back, cautioned parents not to be needlessly frightened and accused CALPIRG of misinterpreting the facts.