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The 10 Most Dangerous Toys of 2015 Revealed By World Against Toys Causing Harm

Holiday season is right around the corner, and for many families, it means time to do some holiday shopping. For parents, some of the most common items bought for their children include toys. Toys can be a great gift. However, parents should be aware that not all toys are fit for all children.

Over the years, there have been certain toys that are deemed unsafe or hazardous to children, meaning they could cause injury or even death to a child.

Since holiday season is approaching, our Michigan personal injury lawyers wanted to share an important list we recently encountered by World Against Toys Causing Harm. This organization recently revealed a list of the top 10 most dangerous toys of 2015. Some of these items are the hottest new toys out this year, so it is important that parents are aware of the dangers so they may be able to purchase other items for their children. It is important to keep in mind that the Toy Industry Association is claiming that these items will not cause injury or harm to children.

The top 10 toys that made World Against Toys Causing Harm’s list include the following:

  1. Hasbro Jurrassic World Velociraptor Claws – eye and facial injuries are possible.
  2. Playsmart Kick Flipper – head and other bodily injuries are possible.
  3. Bunnies By the Bay ‘Bud’ Skipit’s Wheely Cute Pull Along – chocking injuries are possible.
  4. GD Jiefeng Toys Foam Dart Gun – could be used as a realistic toy weapon.
  5. Imperial Toy Splat X Smack Shot – eye injuries possible.
  6. Toys R Us, Inc Stats’ 38’ Quick-Folding Trampoline – head, neck and bodily injuries are possible.
  7. Playmates International Company Leonardo’s Electronic Stealth Sword – sharp force injuries are possible.
  8. Skyrocket Toys Poo-Dough – allergy related injuries are possible.
  9. Early Learning Centre Pull Along Zebra – strangulation and entanglement injuries are possible.
  10. Wal-Mart Stores Inc Kid Connection – ingestion and choking injuries are possible.

Unfortunately, injuries caused by toys are not uncommon. Some toys have caused so many injuries that the items has been recalled. However, it has been proven that toy manufacturers are producing items that are safer to children compared to previous years. In fact, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (USPSC):

  • In 2008, 172 toys were recalled; 19 recalls involved lead.
  • In 2009, 50 toys were recalled; 14 recalls involved lead.
  • In 2010, 46 toys were recalled; 3 recalls involved lead.
  • In 2011, 34 toys were recalled; 4 recalls involved lead.
  • In 2012, 38 toys were recalled; 4 recalls involved lead.
  • In 2013, 31 toys were recalled; 0 recalls involved lead.
  • In 2014, 30 toys were recalled; 1 recall involved lead.

To view the USPSC infographic of Toy Recall Statistics, visit http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Safety-Education/Toy-Recall-Statistics/.

At Goodman Acker P.C., our Michigan personal injury attorneys would like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday shopping season! Remember, when you are purchasing gifts for your children or any other loved one, make sure to always read the labels and avoid buying toys that have small parts or long strings or straps that could cause choking injuries or strangulation.