Most Dangerous Toys of 2015
November 30, 2015
Since 1973, a Massachusetts toy safety advocacy group has been releasing an annual list of the top 10 Worst Toys on the market. The group, World Against Toys Causing Harm or WATCH, is committed to informing consumers about hidden dangers of toys and protecting children from injury.
This year, WATCH has released the following list of the top 10 most dangerous toys:
- “Bud” Skipit’s Wheely Cute Pull Along. This toy, made by Bunnies By The Bay, can potentially cause choking injuries due to a long cord and small parts. It retails for $29.99.
- Foam dart gun. This toy, made by GD Jiefeng Toys, is a realistic toy weapon that looks nearly identical to a real gun. It retails for $13.99.
- Stats’ 38” quick-folding trampoline. This toy, made by Toys “R” Us, Inc., can cause head, neck and other bodily injuries. It retails for $49.99.
- Poo-Dough. This toy, made by Skyrocket Toys, contains wheat and could cause allergy-related injuries such as hives, headaches and respiratory difficulties. The warning label says it contains wheat. It retails for $4.99.
- Splat X Smack Shot. This toy, made by Imperial Toy, can potentially cause eye injuries. It retails for $10.
- Kick Flipper. This toy, made by Playsmart, can potentially cause head injuries and other bodily impact injuries. It retails for $19.99.
- Leonardo’s Electronic Stealth Sword. This toy, made by Playmates International Company, can cause blunt force injuries. It retails for $24.99.
- Kid Connection doctor play set. This toy, made by Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., can cause ingestion and choking injuries. It retails for $4.97.
- Pull Along Zebra. This toy, made by Early Learning Centre, can cause strangulation and entanglement injuries. It retails for $20.99.
- Jurassic World velociraptor claws. This toy, made by Hasbro, can cause eye and facial injuries. It retails for $19.99.
With online shopping becoming a more common way to buy toys for the holidays, shoppers may not be able to closely examine goods prior to purchasing them. Nearly 50% of all holiday purchases are expected to be made online this year. Many of the toys on this year’s WATCH list are sold by major online retailers, including Toys “R” Us, Wal-Mart, Kmart, Amazon and eBay.
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