Watchdog Discusses Year's Ten Most Dangerous Toys

Source: World Against Toys Causing Harm, inc.

Step away from that Supasplat Splatblaster.

Joan Swartz Siff, president of the nonprofit WATCH — World Against Toys Causing Harm, Inc. — will be speaking in a live chat with Boston University today right here at noon, and WATCH has released its annual list of the ten worst toys here.

BU Today reports:

Among this year’s 10 Worst Toys are the Spy Gear Split-Blaster, a dart gun that WATCH says can fire with enough force to cause eye injuries. The Supasplat Splatblaster, which shoots water-soluble paintballs, instructs users to wear the supplied glasses, but warns that the glasses “cannot provide actual protection,” according to WATCH. The list also includes a sword made of rigid plastic that can cause injuries and a pair of aluminum stilts aimed at kids as young as five.

“This year’s worst toys list contains numerous examples of recurring hazards,” says Siff. “The potential for blunt impact injuries, hearing loss, choking, and eye injuries are a few of the hazards found on this year’s list.”

This program aired on December 15, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.

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