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Helping kids stay safe at all times is important. When it comes to keeping kids safe during play, it’s crucial. Here is the official 2018 10 worst toys list to help you choose gifts wisely.

While some may feel the children today are overprotective, when you look at the statistics of injuries and deaths, it’s important that people are aware of what they’re buying and letting their kids play with.

It’s not all fun and games, sadly.

According to W.A.T.C.H. (World Against Toys Causing Harm, Inc) every 3 minutes, there’s a child receiving treatment in an emergency room in the US because of an injury caused by a toy.

Latest Injury and Death Statistics:

According to the latest statistics from the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), there were an estimated 240,000 toy-related injuries in the U.S. in 2016, and a reported 35 children died from toy-related incidents from 2014 to 2016, .i Between 1990 and 2011, there was a 40% increase in toy-related injuries.ii One child is treated in a U.S. emergency room every three minutes for a toy-related injury.

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So here is the list of the 2018 10 worst toys to watch for

1) Marvel Black Panther Slash Claw

HAZARD: POTENTIAL FOR EYE AND FACIAL INJURIES!


2) Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel Superstar Blade

HAZARD: POTENTIAL FOR BLUNT FORCE AND EYE INJURIES!


3) Nickelodeon Nella Princess Knight Pillow Pets Sleeptime Lites

HAZARD: POTENTIAL FOR INGESTION AND BATTERY-RELATED INJURIES!


4) NERF VORTEX VTX Praxis Blaster

HAZARD: POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR EYE INJURIES!


5) Cabbage Patch Kids Dance Time Doll

HAZARD: POTENTIAL FOR CHOKING INJURIES!


6) Zoo Jamz Xylophone 

HAZARD: POTENTIAL FOR INGESTION AND CHOKING INJURIES!


7) NICI Wonderland Doll: MiniClara the Ballerina 

HAZARD: POTENTIAL FOR CHOKING INJURIES!


8) Stomp Rocket Ultra Rocket

HAZARD: POTENTIAL FOR EYE, FACE AND OTHER IMPACT INJURIES!


9) Cutting Fruit

HAZARD: POTENTIAL FOR PUNCTURE AND BLUNT FORCE INJURIES!


10) Chien a Promener Pull Along Dog

HAZARD: POTENTIAL FOR ENTANGLEMENT AND STRANGULATION INJURIES!


Also, beware of holiday shopping online for toys. Shopping online puts you at a disadvantage of not being able to inspect a toy and touch it physically. So, you can’t judge a toy properly.

W.A.T.C.H. is a non-profit organization that’s been around for about 40 years. They are the watchdog trying to keep your kids safe.

On the opposite side is the Toy Association that claims the annual list is often inaccurate and biased since W.A.T.C.H. doesn’t actually test toys.

Keep this important 10 worst toys list close to you when shopping for the holiday season. This way you make an educated decision.

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