Watchdog Group Releases List Of Most Dangerous Toys
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – As parents browse the toy sections in stores and online for gifts this time of year, safety can easily slip their minds.
However, various safety groups report thousands of toy-related injuries to kids every single year.
Here are the five most dangerous toys for Christmas 2018 as identified by World Against Toys Causing Harm, or WATCH.
Marvel Black Panther Slash Claw
This $10 Hasbro toy has rigid, plastic claws. WATCH said it can cause injury while promoting the slashing motion of the movie’s title character. They’ve also noted a choking hazard because of some small plastic parts that could come loose.
Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel Superstar Blade
From Bandai American Incorporated, the $30 toy a spring-loaded plastic sword that could cause facial or other impact injuries.
Cabbage Patch Kids Dance Time Doll
It costs $15 from Wicked Cool Toys, LLC. The danger isn’t as obvious for this toy, but the watchdog group said the removable headband could pose a choking hazard for little children. The brightly-colored tutu could also be dangerous for kids who are still teething and putting things in their mouths.
It’s a plastic knife sold with magnetic fruit that children mimic slicing. The toy is sold online for $40. WATCH said to be careful of the knife; it’s very dangerous even though it’s plastic and a blunted object. There’s still a threat of puncture wounds and blunt force injuries.
Stomp Rocket Ultra Rocket
From D&L Company, this toy costs $20. The watchdog group said running, jumping and stomping on this rocket toy could actually launch it at dangerous speeds to other kids nearby. The toy company claims the rocket can go as high as 200 feet, and it warns on the package of the potential of serious eye or facial injuries.
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