Here Are The 10 Most Dangerous Toys This Holiday Season

By bonneville on November 19, 2018
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Just in time for Black Friday, the annual list of the holiday’s worst toys that have the potential to harm children is out and some of them may be on your kiddos Christmas list. According to World Against Toys Causing Harm, or W.A.T.C.H., the consumer advocacy group said the 10 popular toys on its 2018 list can cause choking, strangulation, blunt force trauma or eye damage. Check out the list below!

1. Nickelodeon Nella Princess Knight Pillow Pets Sleeptime Lites: $19.99

This toy projects night-sky images, marketed as a way to make bedtime fun. Its packaging warns that it’s “not intended” for crib use. Other parts of the toy present a potential ingestion hazard, and the manufacturer warns that “battery acid leakage” could be a hazard, W.A.T.C.H. said. 

2. Nerf Vortex VTX Praxis Blaster: $34.99

This toy gun might put your kiddos eye out. According to W.A.T.C.H., the toy’s launch force presents the potential for eye and facial injuries. 

3. Marvel Black Panther Slash Claw: $9.99

This is a popular Hasbro toy from the hit movie Black Panther that may be on your kiddos Christmas list but think twice about purchasing it. A warning label is on the toy that children shouldn’t hit or swing at people or animals, nor should it be used around breakable objects. The claw is marketed to children as young as 5 who wants to “slash” like the Black Panther superhero.

4. Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel Superstar Blade: $29.99

This toy could cause injuries to your kiddos or others, thanks to the spring-loaded plastic blade, W.A.T.C.H. said. The packaging includes warnings about never hitting people with the toy, nor swinging or poking at them with it. 

5. Cabbage Patch Kids Dance Time Doll: $14.99

The Cabbage Patch doll is back this holiday season! The doll has a removable headband that can be ingested, W.A.T.C.H. said. 

6. Zoo Jamz Xylophone: $14.96

This toy, recommended for ages 1.5 to 4, doesn’t come with any warnings, but W.A.T.C.H. said: “the drumstick handle can be mouthed and potentially occlude a young child’s airway.” 

7. Nici Wonderland Doll: Miniclara the Ballerina: $24.99

This ballerina doll is marketed for children as young as 2, but it doesn’t come with any warnings. It does come with a plush kitten that can detach from the doll and present a choking hazard for children. 

8. Stomp Rocket Ultra Rocket: $19.99

This rocket stomper toy could lead to an eye or facial injuries. The toy works when a kid stomps on an air pad, forcing air into a foam rocket that shoots upward. The toy includes warnings that it can lead to “serious eye or face injuries.” 

9. Cutting Fruit: $39.99

This toy, aimed at children as young as 2, comes with a “slicing knife” made of hard plastic. The knife could potentially create blunt trauma injuries, W.A.T.C.H. said. 

10. Chien A Promener Pull Along Dog: $14.99

This toy sounds dangerous for your little ones. This toy has a string that’s about 19 inches long, which can create a strangulation hazard but it doesn’t come with any warnings. It’s marketed to children as young as 12 months old. 

For more toys that could cause injuries for your kiddos, check out World Against Toys Causing Harm.


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