Fidget spinners, a Spider-Man drone, and a plastic Wonder Woman battle-action
sword are among the most dangerous toys of 2017, according to World Against
Toys Causing Harm (WATCH), who unveiled the list early last month. As
more consumers do their holiday shopping, it’s important that you
watch out for the following dangerous toys:
Hallmark "Itty Bittys" Baby Stacking Toy: Made of four rattling rings, this children’s toy made it into consumer
hands without age recommendation or warnings. Despite it being recalled
by the Consumer Product Safety Commission for being a choking hazard,
it is still available for purchase.
Pull Along Poly: This pull toy made the list thanks to its 19-inch long cord, which is much
longer than the 12-inch standard. Anything longer than standard is considered
a strangulation hazard.
Wonder Woman Battle-Action Sword: According to the packaging, Mattel encouraged children to “fight
alongside men in a war to end all wars,” plus the plastic blade
has the potential to cause facial injuries.
Fidget Spinners: Despite warnings that they are not intended to be used as a toy, many
retailers sold these toys to people of all ages, without warnings, even
though they can result in a child choking on the small parts.
Spider-Man Spider-Drone Official Movie Edition: Despite its nearly $100 price tag, the popular drone has rotating rotor
blades that are a major concern for injury, especially since it appeals
to younger children.
Rounding out the other half of the list is the Nerd Zombie Strike Deadbolt
Crossbow, Slackers Slackline Classic Series Kit, Oval Xylophone, Jetts
Heel Wheels, and Brianna Babydoll. If your child has been injured due
to a dangerous product, please contact our
Philadelphia product liability attorneys at Golomb & Honik, P.C. We are ready to investigate your case and
get you the compensation you need for medical bills and other expenses.
Contact us today at (215) 278-4449.