In an effort to keep parents from unknowingly purchasing a toy that could harm their child, the child safety group World Against Toys Causing Harm (WATCH) has released its annual list of the most dangerous toys.
WATCH says the toys on this year’s list may be dangerous to children for a number of reasons. In some cases, small pieces pose a choking hazard while in others, pointed parts may cause injury. The organization points out that toy labels often carry inadequate warnings.
10 most dangerous toys
The group said it "urges parents and caregivers to take precautions when buying toys" during holiday shopping, which accounts for 65% of all annual toy sales.
Peppa Pig's Muddy Puddles Family -- choking hazard from small parts.
Kids Time Baby Children's Elephant Pillow -- suffocation hazard, but no warning.
Slimeball Slinger -- slimeball ammunition can be fired with enough force to cause eye injuries.
Banzai Bump N' Bounce Body Bumpers -- potential for impact injuries.
Nerf Rival Apollo XV-700 Blaster -- potential for eye injuries but carries no warning.
The Good Dinosaur Galloping Butch -- potential for puncture wounds due to pointed tail. Warns about small parts but not about puncture wound threat.
Peppy Pups -- risk of strangulation due to long cord. Carries no warning.
Flying Heroes Superman Launcher -- risk of eye and facial injuries.
Baby Magic Feed and Play Baby -- spoon that comes with doll has the potential to be mouthed and block a child's airway. Has no warning.
Warcraft Doomhammer -- risk of blunt impact injuries.
Toymakers also took issue with the list. In a statement, the Toy Industry Association made note of the fact that the U.S. has among the strictest toy-safety standards.
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