Most Dangerous Toys List 2019
A list of this season’s most dangerous toys has been released by consumer advocacy and toy-safety organization World Against Toys Causing Harm, Inc. (W.A.T.C.H.). W.A.T.C.H. representatives unveiled the 2019 list in time for the holiday shopping season. Safety concerns that reappear each year involve choking hazards, strangulation dangers, toxic substances, and toys that increase the possibility of injuries to the eyes or head.
The top 10 toys on W.A.T.C.H.’s most dangerous toys list include:
Nerf Ultra One: This Nerf blaster is on the list due to claims that the foam, bullet-like darts are ejected from the machine with enough force to carry the dart 120 feet. Such force presents a danger for eye injuries.
Spike the Fine Motor Hedgehog: The quills on the toy hedgehog are an unsafe size and shape that pose a serious choking hazard.
Bunchems Bunch’n Build: These Velcro-like building balls can get caught in a child’s hair and should be kept away from pets.
Yeti: This plush toy is covered in a thick coat of long, white fur that can detach from the toy and become a choking hazard.
Nickelodeon Frozen Treats Slime: This kit offers children the chance to create slime into the image of familiar treats, such as ice-cream and smoothies. Despite package warnings indicating that the slime is unsafe for consumption, some children may attempt to eat the product, risking exposure to potential toxins.
Anstoy Electronic Toy Gun: Many reports have been issued of toy guns being mistaken for the real thing, this product could introduce a similar safety issue.
Diecast School Bus: This product includes rubber tires that can be removed, presenting a risk of choking.
Pogo Trick Board: The packaging on this product includes a manufacturer’s warning to wear a helmet and other protective gear, yet one of the children pictured on the packaging is using the product without a helmet. None of the three users pictured feature any additional protective gear.
Power Rangers Electronic Cheetah Claw: These pretend-play claws are marketed to children over five, yet the manufacturer advises that the user should avoid hitting or swinging at people.
Viga Pull Along Caterpillar: This toy includes a 24-inch pull string, making the item prone for choking hazards.
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