Dinosaur claws inspired by the blockbuster movie, “Jurassic World” and a quick-folding trampoline have been listed among the items on World Against Toys Causing Harm’s (WATCH) annual list of the most dangerous toys.
According to an Associated Press report, the consumer watchdog group released the list just in time for the Christmas holiday shopping season.
While the Toy Industry Associated says all toys for sale in the United States go through some of the strictest safety requirements in the world.
But WATCH says 3 million units of toys have been recalled just in the past year for various defects that could cause serious injuries to children.
In fact, the organization says, many of the toys were still on store shelves when the recalls were issued. Many of the toys on this year’s list can be found at major retailers such as Toys R Us, Wal-Mart and Kmart.
They can also be bought online on sites such as Amazon.com and eBay.
Top 10 Hazardous Toys
Here are the toys that WATCH lists as the most dangerous this holiday season:
- Jurassic World velociraptor claws, can cause eye and facial injuries.
- “Bud” Skipit’s Wheely Cute Pull Along for potential choking injuries.
- Foam dart gun made by GD. Jiegeng for eye injuries.
- Stats’ 38″ quick folding trampoline, for potential head, neck and other injuries.
- Poo-Dough for allergy-related injuries because it contains wheat.
- Splat X Smack Shot for potential eye injuries.
- Kick Flipper for potential head and other bodily injuries.
- Leonardo’s Electronic Stealth Sword for potential blunt force injuries.
- Kid Connection doctor play set for potential ingestion and choking injuries.
- Pull Along Zebra for potential strangulation and entanglement injuries.
Keeping Your Children Safe
This holiday season, our experienced product defect lawyers would advise all consumers to take safety steps to ensure that the toys they buy are safe.
Read all labels on toys. Keep toys for older children out of reach from younger kids. Beware of toys containing lead paint or cadmium. Try to avoid buying toys with any tiny parts and projectile components that can cause eye injuries. Be careful with toys that have strings, straps and cords longer than seven inches.
These can pose a strangulation hazard.