With the Holidays ahead, many parents are flocking to get the "must-have" toy on their child’s wish list. Hopefully, safety is taken into consideration when deciding which toy makes it underneath the tree. Last week we showed you the hottest gifts the kids crave. Conversely, W.A.T.C.H. put out a list of the top ten "Worst Toys" to get for your youngster.
World Against Toys Causing Harm is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating parents and children about potentially hazardous toys. Every year since 1973, the organization has put out a list ten toys that they deem to be most dangerous. The criterion to make the list is based on the potential to cause bodily harm or fatality to a child by that toy or toys of its kind. Popularity of this list continues to grow significantly each year, attracting over 65,000 unique visitors during last year’s release.
Among the top toy offenders was the latest skating trend, Heelys, which was noted for its possibility to result in head and spine injuries. The organization also stressed the known dangers of toys with small parts. Trailing the list is the Fear Factor Candy Challenge, which begs the question "Is fear factor for you?" . This lovely candy pack is full of tasty treats such as "Spine-Chilling Spiders", eyeballs, and "Mystery Meat" (yummy!!). The W.A.T.C.H. top ten worst toys list (below) will help you decide which types of toys you should scratch off your children’s wish list.
|TOP 10 WORST TOYS 2006|
|2.||Z launcher: turbo water balloon launcher|
|3.||Pram decoration – blossoms|
|5.||Bow & Arrow Set|
|6.||Zip-Ity Do Dolly|
|10.||Fear Factor Candy Challenge|