Watch Out for Dangerous Toys This Holiday Season
While most everyone is eager to get into the holiday spirit, shopping for those on your list can prove to be a daunting challenge. Adding to the difficulty is the fact that not all toys are safe; some can pose serious dangers to kids.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) provides some startling statistics; in 2017, over 250,000 toy-related injuries were treated at emergency rooms. Sadly, 13 toy-related fatalities were reported that year as well.
In an attempt to help parents and loved ones decipher what to buy, the consumer watchdog group W.A.T.C.H. (World Against Toys Causing Harm) releases a “10 Worst Toys” list annually. Here are a few of the worst offenders:
- Nerf Ultra One – While Nerf guns have been a staple of many childhoods, this one poses additional risks. The packaging states that the darts can travel a distance of 120 feet very quickly. The ammunition provides the potential for serious eye injuries.
- Bunchems Bunch’N Build – These small balls, designed for building, stick together. They also can easily become tangled in a child’s hair. The insert on the box does note the hazard with a statement recommending hair be tied back while using this product.
- Pogo Trick Board – This bouncing toy poses serious risk with the potential for head and other bodily injuries. While kids doing stunts with the board are pictured on the box, only 2 of the 3 kids are wearing helmets, and none of them are wearing additional protective gear.
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Don’t Delay – Call Gauthier Amedee.December 18th, 2019