During the holidays, parents, grandparents, and family friends to make purchases for the children in their lives, mostly consisting of toys. However, not all toys are safe. In fact, some of them turn out to be risky because they do not include appropriate warnings. During 2017 alone, more than 250,000 toy-related deaths and injuries were reported in the United States.
Each year, safety advocates from World Against Toys Causing Harm (W.A.T.C.H.) create a list of the most dangerous toys to notify the public of potential harm and hazards certain toys could cause. The following toys have been deemed unsafe on W.A.T.C.H.’s Most Dangerous Toys List of 2019.
Power Rangers Electric Cheetah Claw: This Power Rangers-inspired toy may not be the safest on the shelves. Featuring three long, knife-like fingers, the Electric Cheetah Claw could easily scrape or puncture skin.
Nickelodeon Frozen Treats Slime: For a few years, children have begun to experiment with homemade slime. Nickelodeon’s potentially toxic compound has been introduced in flavors, which could prove tempting to children who want to taste the slime. The slime has not been approved for ingestion and might make children sick.
Nerf Ultra One: Known to shoot darts with powerful force up to 120 feet, this toy has the potential to cause eye injuries.
Spike the Fine Motor Hedgehog: Made for small children, this toy includes quills that could lead to danger. The quills in question are removable, which means they could end up anywhere, including in children’s mouths. This can create a choking hazard.
Bunchems! Bunch’n Build: This toy includes tiny balls that stick together, but they have been known to stick in children’s hair.
Yeti: This plush toy is covered with hair that is not sufficiently rooted, resulting in hair that could be ingested by children.
Anstoy Electronic Toy Gun: Safety advocates have voiced that gun replicas should not be marketed as toys because of the hazards they could cause. This plastic gun has been mistaken for a real weapon in the past, resulting in numerous injuries in self-defense.
Diecast School Bus: This tiny replica toy bus has removable wheels that could be choking hazards.
Pogo Trick Board: Although there is a warning to wear protective gear, one child pictured on the toy advertisement is not wearing a helmet, which could lead to children avoiding protective gear when using the product.
Viga Pull Along Caterpillar: This toy includes a 24-inch cord that presents a risk for strangulation.
What to Do After a Toy Accident
If a toy causes serious injury to a child, parents may want to file suit against the manufacturer. Sometimes, a group of buyers choose to initiate a class action lawsuit with the help of a product liability lawyer to put pressure on the manufacturer to respond to allegations of selling dangerous toys.
Atlantic City Product Liability Lawyers at the D’Amato Law Firm Help Those Injured by Dangerous Toys
If you or your child was hurt by a dangerous or defective toy, contact the Atlantic City product liability lawyers at the D’Amato Law Firm. We will fight to obtain the compensation you deserve for your injuries. For a free consultation, call us at 609-926-3300 or contact us online. Located in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, we serve clients throughout South Jersey, including Atlantic City, Linwood, Galloway Township, Cape May, Vineland, Millville, Bridgeton, Ocean City, and Woodbury.