Organization unveils its most dangerous toys of 2011
The World Against Toys Causing Harm unveiled its nominees for the most dangerous toys this holiday season.
The toys that the organization put on display today at an event at Brighton’s Franciscan Hospital for Children can cause serious harm to children including eye injuries, choking and strangulation.
“There’s no excuse for putting profits before safety,” said Joan Siff, the organization’s director.
W.A.T.C.H.’s list of dangerous toys and their reasons for nominating them are below:
-Guidecraft’s Twist ‘n Sort – can cause a choking hazard.
-Bandai’s Power Rangers Samurai Mega Blade – rigid plastic blade can cause serious facial or other impact injuries.
-The Original Toy Company’s Fold & Go Trampoline – potential for head, neck and other bodily injuries.
-Haba’s pulling animal duck – potential for strangulation.
-Schylling’s school bus – potential for choking injuries.
-Zing Toy’s Z-Curve Bow – potential for eye injuries.
-JJI Toys’ Stepper Stilts – potential for head and other impact injuries.
-Jakks Pacific’s sword fighting Jack Sparrow – potential for eye injuries.
-Big Time Toys’ Incredible Shrinky Dinks Maker – potential for electrical shock and burn injuries.
-Bandai’s “Gigan” Godzilla figure – potential for impact and puncture wounds.