Before heading out to do your holiday shopping, you may want to do some research and make sure you are purchasing the safest toys for your loved ones. The consumer group, World Against Toys Causing Harm, also known as W.A.T.C.H, has released their list of the “10 worst toys” parents should look out for during their holiday shopping. These “10 worst toys” are unsafe due to their design and hazardous parts that could potentially make them harmful to children.
W.A.T.C.H.’s complete list of 2016’s “worst toys.”
- PEPPA PIG’S MUDDY PUDDLES FAMILY. Potential choking hazards.
- KIDS TIME BABY CHILDREN’S ELEPHANT PILLOW. Potential for suffocation.
- SLIMEBALL SLINGER. Potential for eye injuries.
- BANZAI BUMP N’ BOUNCE BODY BUMPERS. Potential for head and other bodily injuries.
- NERF RIVAL APOLLO XV-700 BLASTER. Potential for eye injuries.
- THE GOOD DINOSAUR GALLOPING BUTCH. Potential for puncture wound injuries.
- PEPPY PUPS. Potential for strangulation injuries.
- FLYING HEROES SUPERMAN LAUNCHER. Potential for eye and facial injuries.
- BABY MAGIC FEED AND PLAY BABY. Potential for ingestion injuries.
- WARCRAFT DOOMHAMMER. Potential for blunt impact injuries.
Keep in mind, this is only a short list of toys and represents one group’s findings. According to the Toy Industry Association, all toys for sale on U.S. shelves go through some of the strictest safety requirements in the world.
When choosing toys for children this holiday season, pay attention to the design and features of the toy. This would include small detachable parts, sharp objects and loose cords. Ultimately, choose toys that you feel are fitting for your family.
Source: W.A.T.C.H., “2016 10 Worst Toy List”