It’s the holiday season, and as always, it is important to keep the safety of family close at mind. The following list is intended to warn shoppers of toys that have been considered dangerous from numerous sources, the first ten toys on the list are directly from the World Against Toys Causing Harm (WATCH) advisory list.
- Peppa Pig’s Muddy Puddles Family: small parts create a choking hazard.
- Kids Time Baby Children’s Elephant Pillow: asphyxiation hazard, despite lack of warning label.
- Slimeball Slinger: ammunition shot from the device may cause eye injuries.
- Banzai Bump N’ Bounce Body Bumpers: Could cause damage from impact trauma.
- Nerf Rival Apollo XV-700 Blaster: ammunition shot from device could cause eye injury, despite lack of warning label.
- The Good Dinosaur Galloping Butch: warning label warns about choking hazard from small parts, but pointed tail could also cause puncture wounds.
- Peppy Pups: long leash is a strangulation hazard, despite lack of warning label.
- Flying Heroes Superman Launcher: hazard for eye and facial injuries.
- Baby Magic Feed and Play Baby: spoon accessory is a choking hazard, despite lack of warning label.
- Warcraft Doomhammer: Hazard for blunt impact injuries.
- LED Gel Clings: Choking and battery consumption hazard.
- ALEX Jr. Baby Builder, First Pops and First Snaps: small parts cause choking hazard.
- Octo-rattles: disks on tentacles of the toy can detach and cause a choking hazard.
- Sky Rover Toys: charging cords sold with the toy can overheat and pose burn and fire hazards.
- Cra-Z-Jewelz Gem Creations: “slider bracelet” inside of jewelry kit contains toxic levels of lead.
Guidelines to Use When Shopping
In general, there are certain signs that a toy may cause harm to a child using it. These signs are:
- Sharp or abrasive surfaces.
- A noticeably heavy weight
- Long cords or strings that exceed 12 inches
- Loose fabric
- Small parts
- Paint or any chipping material
- Small batteries
As a side note, always read any warning labels on a toy or its packaging before allowing a young child to play with it. Happy Holidays!