The season of gifting and receiving has arrived. This most wonderful time of the year brings great happiness to children, especially those who finally get to open the toy they have been wanting all year long. This merry time can also be filled with tears, scares and injuries. Many children each year are hurt due to the dangerous toys they receive during the holiday season.
Dangerous toys can be found in any children’s toy retailer and it is not uncommon for these products to be widely promoted and marketed to children across the country. Sharp edges, small pieces and shooting abilities are popular characteristics among children’s toys, but they may also give rise to a number of serious injuries.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) maintains an online database to warn consumers about the risks and recalls of popular children’s toys. The agency also provides updates on the risk of injury or death linked to certain products. The CPSC recommends bans on all products that have a potential unsafe design and places a label on products that could be harmful for children. If you are unsure about the safety of a certain toy, visit the CPSC website for the latest on product recalls.
The following is a list of a few of the 2018 worst toys, according to the W.A.T.C.H advocacy organization. They aim to identify the worst toys of the holiday season and educate parents on what toys possess the greatest amount of risk to their children.
- Nerf Vortex VTX Praxis Blaster – Supplied with plenty of ammunition, the force of the flying disks that eject from the Nerf gun pose serious risk to children’s eyes and face.
- Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel Superstar Blade – Spring loaded and sharp edges make for a dangerous weapon disguised as a popular children’s toy. Risk of facial and eye injury with possible blunt force trauma.
- Cabbage Patch Kids Dance Time Doll – This doll comes with no warning label despite its hazardous removable headband that can be easily ingested.
- Zoo Jamz Xylophone – This product is sold for children as young as 18 months despite its hard material and removable drumstick that poses risk of suffocation and fatal injuries.
When shopping for gifts this holiday season, be sure to check the package labels on toys and children’s products. Pay close attention to safety warnings to ensure that your child will not be one of the thousands of children who are injured by dangerous toys each year.
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