As we approach the final week of the holiday buying season, parents and grandparents should be aware of potentially dangerous playthings to avoid putting under the Christmas tree.
To that end, the public interest safety group, WATCH, Inc., has released its annual list of …
The “Top 10 Worst Toys” of 2016:
Peppa Pig’s Muddy Puddles Family
Made by Jazwares, LLC. Although this toy is designed for children ages 2 to 3, it does not contain a warning about choking hazards.
Kids Time Baby Children’s Elephant Pillow
Made by Kids Time US and Appease Toys. Images on the company’s website depict an infant snuggling with the pillow. But the Federal Hazardous Substances Act bans pillows for children under 1, and the packaging does not contain age-specific warnings.
Made by Diggin Active, Inc. The slime projectiles can reach over 30 feet and can be shot with such force that they can cause eye injuries.
Banzai Bump N’ Bounce Body Bumpers
Made by ToyQuest. The maker recommends that children wear protective equipment when using this toy, but the warning is in small print and the children pictured on the packaging are not wearing such protective equipment.
Nerf Rival Apollo XV-700 Blaster
Made by Hasbro. The ammunition provided can be shot with such force that it can cause eye injuries. The packaging shows children wearing masks while playing with the toy, but the masks are sold separately.
The Good Dinosaur Galloping Butch
Made by TOMY. The toy’s rigid and pointed tail can cause injuries to a child.
Made by TPF Toys, Ltd. This toy has a cord that is about 31 inches long and poses a strangulation hazard.
Flying Heroes Superman Launcher
Made by I-Star Entertainment, LLC and The Bridge Direct, Inc. The spinning, flying action figure could strike a child in the face or eyes.
Baby Magic Feed and Play Baby
Made by New Adventures LLC LTD. The toy comes with a slender, rigid plastic spoon that is small enough to be swallowed by a child and can obstruct an airway.
Made by Jakks Pacific, Inc. The toy contains small parts that can be a choking hazard and the maker offers no warnings regarding potential impact injuries associated with foreseeable use of the heavy battle hammer.
This is the 44th annual list released by WATCH, which stands for World Against Toys Causing Harm.
“Although parents have a right to expect that toys they give to their children are safe, unsafe toys remain an ongoing problem,” WATCH said in a statement. “Due to poor design, manufacturing and marketing practices, there are toys available for purchase today with the potential to lead to serious injury and even death.”
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