W.A.T.C.H. – World Against Toys Causing Harm, Inc.’s President Joan Siff recently stated that 3 million units of toys have been recalled in the past year. These toys were recalled because they were deemed defective and could injure children.. (Isn’t it good that they were still on shelves and not being used by kids?)
The toy industry is extremely large and generates $22 billion per year. With that kind of income and power to investigate and develop items for our children’s enjoyment, shouldn’t the manufacturers, distributors and sellers in this industry be doing all that is possible to make their toys safer for our children? Of course, they should and we, as consumers, need to demand nothing less.
Here’s WATCH’s list of the 10 worst toys for 2016:
- “Bud” Skipit’s Wheely Cute Pull Along.
Potential for choking injuries. Made by Bunnies By The Bay
- Foam dart gun.
Realistic toy weapon. Made by GD.Jiefeng Toys
- Stats’ 38″ quick-folding trampoline.
Potential for head, neck and other injuries. Toys R Us, Inc
Potential for allergy-related injuries (warning label says it contains wheat). By Skyrocket Toys
- Splat X Smack Shot.
Potential for eye injuries. By Imperial Toy
- Kick Flipper.
Potential for head and other bodily injuries. By Playsmart
- Leonardo’s Electronic Stealth Sword.
Potential for blunt force injuries. By Playmates International Company
- Kid Connection doctor play set.
Potential for ingestion and choking injuries. By Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
- Pull Along Zebra:
Potential for strangulation and entanglement injuries. By Early Learning Centre
- Jurassic World velociraptor claws.
Potential for eye and facial injuries. By Hasbro
- Velociraptor claws
Child-sized dinosaur gloves made of foam and can cause eye and facial injuries. By Hasbro
The Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued numerous reports regarding injuries and deaths caused by defective and unsafe toys.
In 2014, there were an estimated 251,800 toy-related injuries treated in U.S. hospital emergency departments.
Please click on the link for The Consumer Product Safety Commission where you will find additional detailed information on toy injury statistics.
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