Safety watchdog group issues 10 Worst Toys list

Watchdog group issues list of 10 Worst Toys of 2019

The watchdog group World Against Toys Causing Harm, or W.A.T.C.H., has issued its 10 Worst Toys of 2019.

This year, W.A.T.C.H. said some toys that may be on your kids' Christmas lists could be dangerous and lead to injury or even death.

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Some toys have projectiles that could cause eye injuries and some don't come with safety gear that the group said is needed.

What appears on the 2019 dangerous toy list?

Nerf Ultra One, made by Hasbro, is considered dangerous due to potential eye injuries.

Spike the Fine Motor Hedgehog, made by Learning Resources Inc., has a potential ingestion and choking hazard, W.A.T.C.H. said.

Bunchems Bunch'n Build, made by Spin Master, has a choking hazard and could get tangled in hair, W.A.T.C.H. said.

Yeti, made by Douglas Company, has a potential for ingestion and aspiration injuries, according to W.A.T.C.H., which says the stuffed animal's hair can be easily pulled out and then swallowed. The group said there are no warning tags on the toy.

Nickelodeon Frozen Treats Slime has a potential for chemical ingestion and irritation injuries, W.A.T.C.H. said. The toy's packaging warns that the slime is not real food and should not be eaten and only played with under the supervision of an adult.

Anstoy Electronic Toy Gun warns that those playing with it should wear goggles and don't shoot people or animals at close range. But W.A.T.C.H. said the toy gun looks too real.

Diecast school bus, made by Schylling, has a choking hazard warning because of a removable sticker. But W.A.T.C.H. said there are more hazards, claiming the tires and wheels can be removed also proving to be a potential choking hazard.

Pogo trick board, made by Flybar, does have a warning listed on it saying that users should always wear a helmet and other protective items, but W.A.T.C.H. said the jumping board still poses a hazard for head and impact injuries.

Power Rangers electronic Cheetah Claw, made by Hasbro, has a warning that says not to hit or swing at people or animals. It also says the toy has small parts. W.A.T.C.H. says the cheetah claw has the potential for eye and facial injuries.

Viga Pull Along Caterpillar, made by Viga, has a potential for strangulation and entanglement injuries, but W.A.T.C.H. says the toy does not have a warning label to inform buyers.