By Madeline Spear
A toy safety group has released a “Worst Toy List” for 2016 right in time for the holidays.
Here’s the list of toys sure to make you say “You’ll poke your eye out!”, courtesy of NBC News.
1)Peppa Pig’s Muddy Puddles Family: Some packages say 3+ and others say 2+ for the same toy, without warning about choking hazards for two-year-olds.
2)Kids Time Baby Children’s Elephant Pillow: Advertising image shows infant snuggling with pillow, despite pillows for children under one being banned by a federal safety act. Package has no age warnings.
3)Slimeball Slinger: “Slimeball” projectiles that can be fired “over 30 feet” can cause eye injuries.
4)Banzai Bump N’ Bounce Body Bumpers: Children shown on package bumping into each other without wearing any of the protective equipment recommended by the manufacturer in small print on the package.
5)Nerf Rival Apollo Xv-700 Blaster: Potential for eye injuries. Kids are shown wearing masks covering face and eyes, but these items are sold separately.
6)The Good Dinosaur Galloping Butch: Rigid tail may puncture children’s faces.
7)Peppy Pups: Strangulation. “Despite the industry’s standard requiring strings on playpen and crib toys to be less than 12 inches in length, manufacturers are permitted to market pull toys like the “Peppy Pup,” with a cord measuring approximately 31 inches,” W.A.T.C.H. wrote.
8)Flying Heroes Superman Launcher: Spinning flying superman may fly into child’s eye or face.
9)Baby Magic Feed and Play Baby: With a 2+ age recommendation, the included spoon is small enough to block a child’s airway.
10)Warcraft Doomhammer: “6-year-old children are encouraged to “[f]eel the power of the horde!” with the “legendary Doomhammer,” based on weaponry in the “Warcraft” movie. The manufacturer offers no warnings regarding potential impact injuries associated with foreseeable use of the heavy, rigid plastic battle hammer.