Today on Engineering Newswire, the World Against Toys Causing Harm, or W.A.T.C.H., released its 43rd annual “10 Worst Toys” report. So, once again, we bought them.
Jurassic World Velociraptor Claws
The Jurassic World velociraptor claws from Hasbro are for ages 4 and up, but come with a choking hazard that says small parts will be generated. This is odd, because these things clearly come from a single mold.
Designed for ages five and up, Playsmart’s Kick Flipper is “Like a Skateboard without Wheels!” Users 200 pounds and under are encouraged to “Kick it! Flip it! Pop it!” on carpet, grass or sand.
Splat X Smack Shot
Similar to a slingshot, and sold with two types of orange ammunition, the Splat X Smack Shot is capable of firing “up to 100 feet!”
Poo-Dough from Skyrocket Toys is an abomination that not only allows kids to make their own freaky feces, but it could kill you if you don't read the allergy warning.
Kid Connection Doctor Play Set
This doctor playset, though seemingly harmless, actually poses a potential choking hazard for children. According to W.A.T.C.H., the 8-piece Kid Connection Doctor Play Set invites small children to put small pieces of plastic into their mouths.
Pull Along Zebra
The pull along zebra from Early Learning Centre is recommended for children from 12 to 36 months old. And while the industry's standard requiring strings on playpen and crib toys to be less than 12 inches long, this toy is permitted to have a cord up to 21 inches because it is classified as a "pull toy".
Leonardo’s Electronic Stealth Sword
Distributed by Playmates International Company, Leonardo’s Electronic Stealth Sword comes with the warning that it is not suitable for children under 3 years, and that it contains small parts.