New Report: The 10 Worst Toys to Buy This Holiday Season

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Safety advocates are warning consumers this holiday season not to buy items they’ve put on a “worst toys” list. In fact, they’re saying that these toys are anything but child’s play.

The reason is that toys have changed quite a bit since the days of Matchbox cars and Barbie dolls. Not only do many toys use projectiles, but technology enables some of them to double as tracking devices and instruments of surveillance.

This Worst Toys List Is Far From Child’s Play

That’s why the group World Against Toys Causing Harm (WATCH) is warning people once again with the release of its nominees for the 10 Worst Toys of 2019.

Among the toys that make the list are the Nerf Ultra One and the Pogo Trick Board, both of which the group deem as potentially hazardous to children. Check out the full list below:

RankToyManufacturer / DistributorHazardRetailers
1.Nerf Ultra One
worst toys of 2019
HasbroPotential for eye injuriesTarget.com, Walmart.com, Hasbro.com
2.Spike The Fine Motor Hedgehog
worst toys of 2019 - Spike the Hedgehog
Learning Resources, Inc.Potential for ingestion and choking injuriesMagic Beans, Kohls.com, Amazon.com, eBay.com,
Target.com, Walmart.com
3.Bunchems Bunch 'N Build
worst toys of 2019 - Bunchems
Spin Master LTDPotential for hair entanglement and chokingAmazon.com, Michael’s, Michaels.com, Walmart.com,
Nordstromrack.com, Lightinthebox.com
4.Yeti
worst toy list 2019 - YETI
Douglas Company, Inc.Potential for ingestion / aspiration injuriesWellesley Toy Shop, Target.com, eBay.com,
Walmart.com, Douglascuddletoy.com, Amazon.com
5.Nickelodeon Frozen Treats Slime
worst toys of 2019 - Slime
LaRose Industries, LLC, d/b/a Cra-Z-ArtPotential for chemical ingestion and irritation injuriesTarget, Target.com, Walmart.com
6.Anstoy Electronic Toy Gun
worst toys to buy for 2019 - Anstoy electronic gun
AnstoyRealistic toy weaponryAmazon.com, PETXT
7.Diecast School Bus
worst toys of 2019 - Diecast School Bus
SchyllingPotential for choking injuriesMagic Beans
8.Pogo Trick Board
2019's worst toys - Pogo Trick Board
Flybar, Inc.Potential for head and impact injuriesLearning Express, Target.com, Walmart.com,
Amazon.com, Flybar.com, Kohls.com
9.Power Rangers Electronic Cheetah Claw
2019's worst toys
HasbroPotential for eye and facial injuriesTarget, Target.com, Amazon.com, Hasbrotoyshop.com,
Bestbuy.com, Walmart.com, Galactictoys.com,
Toywiz.com
10.Viga Pull Along Caterpillar
2019's worst toys list
VIGA; BelvederePotential for strangulation and entanglement injuriesAmazon.com, Toptoyusa.com

In addition to the toys on this list, parents, guardians and caregivers also want to be on the lookout for classic toys with small parts, strings, projectiles, toxic substances and rigid materials.

According to WATCH, the toy industry still has a problem producing items with inaccurate warnings and labels.

Money expert Clark Howard says that U.S. PIRG, the Public Interest Research Group, has come out with a list that shows which particular risks are most problematic.

“They show categories like choking hazards, problems with hearing and other health risks to kids,” he says.

Check out the PIRG list here and remember to stay safe this holiday season!

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