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Top 10 Most Dangerous Toys: Are These Under Your Christmas Tree?

Posted: Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Each year, several consumer safety and child safety advocates compile lists of the "Top Ten Most Dangerous Toys this Christmas." This year, of course, is no exception. Burns, eye injuries, laceration, amputations, and strangulation or choking are some of the most common injuries associated with dangerous toys, and parents want to make sure the toys and games that their children will be safe as they enjoy their holiday gifts. Nothing sucks the fun out of a visit from Santa like a visit to the ER.

According to Good Housekeeping, this year's 10 most dangerous toys include those with risks of eye injuries, choking, head trauma, puncture wounds, and more. WATCH (World Against Toys Causing Harm) lists the following items as the most dangerous toys of 2016:

  1. Peppa Pig's Muddy Puddles Family - choking hazard
  2. Kids Time Baby Children's Elephant Pillow - suffocation risk
  3. Slimeball Slinger - risk of eye injury
  4. Banzai Bump 'N Bounce Body Bumpers - risk of impact injury
  5. Nerf Rival Apollo XV-700 Blaster - risk of eye injury 
  6. The Good Dinosaur Galloping Butch - risk of puncture wound injury
  7. Peppy Pups - risk of strangulation
  8. Flying Heroes Superman Launcher - risk of eye and facial injuries
  9. Baby Magic Feed and Play Baby - choking hazard; risk of ingestion injuries
  10. Warcraft Doomhammer - risk of blunt impact injuries

To find out more about the rationale between WATCH's rankings of this year's dangerous toys, visit their list here.

Stay up-to-date with toy recalls by visiting the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) website. Find out more about the CPSC and toy safety here.

Image credit: Natasha Jelezkina

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