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Monday, November 29, 2004

10 Most Dangerous Toys for 2004

World Against Toys Causing Harm Inc., or WATCH released its annual list of the most dangerous toys. The toys on this list are dangerous for ingestion and choking injuries, head, neck or other impact injuries, eye injuries, severe bodily injuries, or death.

Pocket Rocket Miniature Motorcycle
1. POCKET ROCKET MINIATURE MOTORCYCLE - Price: $183.22
Manufacturer or Distributor: Razor USA, LLC, Cerritos, CA
Purchased: Wal Mart
Age Recommendation: “12+ ages”

2. IMAGINARIUM POLICE CAR BUILDING BLOCKS - Price: $9.99
Manufacturer or Distributor: Geoffrey, Inc.
Purchased: Toys R Us
Age Recommendation: “1+”

3. DRESS ME PAZ Price - $19.95
Manufacturer or Distributor: Discovery Communications, Inc.
Purchased: Discovery Channel Store
Age Recommendation: “For all ages” (on toy) “Ages 18 months and up!” (on packaging)

4. MEGABUSTER BATTLE WEAPON - $16.99
Manufacturer or Distributor: Mattel, Inc.
Age Recommendation: “6+”

5. FUN SLIDES CARPET SKATES - $18.00
Manufacturer or Distributor: Simtec, Co., Irwin, PA
Age Recommendation: “Recommended for ages 6 and up

6. AIR BURST ROCKETS - $32.99
Manufacturer or Distributor: William Mark Corporation, Claremont, CA
Age Recommendation: “For Ages 10 and up with adult supervision”

7. 38” PLAYTIME TRAMPOLINE - $29.99
Manufacturer or Distributor: Variflex, Inc., Moorpark, CA
Purchased: Toys R Us
Age Recommendation: "3+”

8. HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEAR - $10.99
Manufacturer or Distributor: Gemmy Industries, Corp., Coppell, TX
Purchased: KB Toys
Age Recommendation: None

9. MAGAZINE MIRROR POUND-A-BALL - $12.99
Manufacturer or Distributor: Battat, Inc.; Parents Magazine
Purchased: Target
Age Recommendation: “12+ Months”

10. GUN SQUAD SET – UZ-1 COMMANDO MACHINE GUN - $14.95 (Set of 3)
Manufacturer or Distributor: 411 Toys (ACTA company), Van Nuys, CA
Purchased: www.411games.com (Internet)
Age Recommendation: “Not for children under 3 years”

Annual dangerous-toys list includes twist on old favorites [Newsday.com]

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