A consumer safety group released its latest list of the ‘Most Dangerous Toys’ to avoid gifting your little ones this holiday season.
The annual list, released Tuesday by the World Against Toys Causing Harm, Inc. (W.A.T.C.H.), is based on a review of the most recent childhood injury and fatality statistics.
‘Behind the statistics, are real children that have been injured or tragically lost their life.’ W.A.T.C.H. president Joan Siff announced during this morning’s news conference.
The conference was held on behalf of Franciscan Children’s Hospital in Brighton, Massachussets as a way to further demonstrate the hazardous selections.
The gadgets listed have been deemed ‘inconsistent’ with ‘inadequate warnings, cautions and age recommendations,’ according to an NBC report.
The top ten most hazardous toys for 2017 are as follows:
Pull Along Pony
The Pull Along Pony has a 19-inch cord that raises concerns of strangulation in children of all ages
Jetts Heel Wheels
Heel Wheels are strapped to kids’ shoes as roller skates but pose a burn risk because they include ‘real sparking action’
Slackers Slackline Classic Series Kit
WATCH says Slackline can lead to severe injury and death, as its meant to be hung between two trees
Wonder Woman Battle-Action Sword
The Wonder Woman sword could potentially cause blunt-force and bodily injuries
Hallmark ‘Itty Bittys’ Baby Stacking Toy
Itty Bittys Baby Stacking Toy includes small and larger rings that pose a risk of strangulation and suffocation
Hand Fidgetz Spinners
WATCH says fidget spinners contain small parts that can be a choking hazard to children
THe Oval Xylophone poses a risk for children as it includes a wooden stick can cause bodily injury
Nerf Zombie Strike Deadbolt Crossbow
‘Zombie Strike’ crossbow raises the risk of eye and face injuries with its pressurized pull back lever
Spider-Man Spider-Drone Official Movie Edition
The Spider-Man drone includes multiple rotating blades that can lead to eye and other bodily injuries
Brianna Babydoll made this year’s list for its potential choking hazard with the small accessories included
‘The numbers don’t tell the full picture. Recalls are only a band-aid. Dangerous toys shouldn’t reach the hands of consumers in the first place,’ Siff said in the statement.
Fidget Spinners were recalled earlier this year as the item includes mini parts that have been deemed to be a potential choking hazard.
‘We don’t need a testing lab to know that’s a strangulation and entanglement hazard,’ Siff added.
The Pull Along Pony, which includes a 19-inch cord, raises strangulation concerns among children of all ages.
The Wonder Woman Battle-Action Sword and Spider-Man drone can lead to bodily injuries.
‘W.A.T.C.H. says there have been at least 15 toy recalls since last December,’ according to NBC.
The safety group has released an annual list of hazardous toys for more than four decades.