W.A.T.C.H. Releases it’s Nominations for 10 Worst Toys of 2020
World Against Toys Causing Harm or, W.A.T.C.H., has released it's nominees for the 10 toys parents should stay away from this holiday season.
Doing some holiday shopping for the kids? According to the W.A.T.C.H. press release, "one child is treated in U.S. emergency rooms every three minutes for a toy-related injury." These injuries can be prevented by knowing what toys are safe for your child, and which ones are not.
Here is the current nominees list for the 'Worst Toys of 2020' according to W.A.T.C.H., According to W.A.T.C.H., these toys contain hidden hazards unnecessarily putting children at risk of injury or death.
Calico Critters Nursery Friends - This is for ages 3 and up and contains some smaller item that could lead to choking.
Missile Launcher - This toys is for kids ages 5 and up. This toy also has smaller items that could lead to chocking and the missiles could also put an eye out, literally.
Marvel Avengers Vibranium FX Claw - This toy also recommended for ages 5 and up and comes with a warning to not hit other kids or animals but, you know how kids are. Somebody is sure to get punched in the face with this toy.
Gloria Owl - The recommended age for this toys is 12 months and up. The hair on the owl can be pulled out and presents the potential for ingestion or aspiration injuries.
WWE Jumbo Superstars Fists - Recommended for ages 3 and up and once again, someone's gonna get hit in the face and that could cause an injury.
Scientific Explorer Sci-Fi Slime - Recommended for ages 10 and up but the slime comes with a zinc sulfide pouch. The label warns that its contents “[m]ay cause eye, skin, and respiratory irritation. Harmful if swallowed….” All the kids love slime but it does come with some potential danger.
The Original Boomerang Interactive Stunt UFO - Good for ages 8 and up but has the potential for cutting and propeller related injuries.
Boom City Racers Starter Pack - Recommended for ages 4 and up. This toy comes with a ripcord launcher and has potential for eye and face injuries.
My Sweet Love Lots to Love Babies Mini - ages 2 and up is the recommendation for this toy. It comes with a feeding set and could cause ingestion and choking injuries.
Star Wars Mandalorian Darksaber - Recommended for ages 4 and up and the hazard here is potential blunt force and eye injuries but we all know that a saber of any kind will simply slice you in half.
So there they are, the 10 nominees for "Worst Toys of 2020" as nominated by W.A.T.C.H. As safe as you want your child to be with any toys they play with, it's always best to know what dangers there are. All toys have some sort of potential hazard to them, these are just the top 10 from W.A.T.C.H.