Most Dangerous Toys of 2012 [Video]
Dangerous toys injure and kill, warns the president of a well-known consumer advocacy group. Be careful of what you read. The organization found toys advertised online with much younger age restrictions than the recommended ages printed on boxes.
Toys with choking and strangling hazards for children lurk in store aisles and on the Internet. Now, with the holiday season upon us, you’ll want to be wary of the most dangerous toys of 2012.
Lawyers.com reporter Ted Bogosian shows you some of the worst toys that unsuspecting shoppers can buy for innocent children.
At the W.A.T.C.H.’s (World Against Toys Causing Harm) recent conference, the organization’s director, James Swartz, provides a show-and-tell of some of the most dangerous toys of the season. He shows you one dart gun that the manufacturer labels as “not suitable for children under 6.” But Swartz warns you to beware: Online, that same dart gun is marketed with a recommended age for children from as young as 7 months to 5 years old.
As another example, Swartz demonstrates how an “Explore and Learn” helicopter could end up teaching children a fatal lesson in strangulation.
The W.A.T.C.H. list of the 10 Worst Toys of the Season can viewed on the website http://bit.ly/WorstToys.
W.A.T.C.H. group president, Joan Siff, emphasizes parents have the right to demand safer products. Consumers can hold retailers and manufacturers accountable.