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Top Ten Most Dangerous Toys Of 2007 Informative - From MSNBC.COM: Ten most dangerous toys of 2007

Review by 51128 on 2007-11-14
The toys on the 2007 WATCH list and the companies that make them are:

1. Go Diego Go Animal Rescue boat, by Fisher Price. Contains lead paint.

2. Sticky Stones, GeoCentral. Magnetized stones that, if swallowed, could "stick together across the intestines, causing serious infections and death."

3. Jack Sparrow's Spinning Dagger, Zizzle. Viewed as eye hazard.

4. Dora The Explorer Lamp, Funhouse. Potential for electric shocks and burns.

5. Lil "Giddy Up" Horse _ Sassy Pet Saks, Douglas. Contains fibers and small parts that could be a choking hazard.

6. Spider Man 3 New Goblin Sword, Hasbro. Rigid plastic could cause injuries.

7. Hip Hoppa, by Spin Master Ltd. and Vivid Imaginations, Ltd. A combination footboard and bouncing ball that children jump on has the potential for head and other injuries.

8. B'Loonies Party Park, Ja-Ru, Inc. Children blow balloon-like toy out of substance squeezed from tube. Has potential for chemical ingestion.

9. My Little Baby Born, Entertainment, Inc.; Zapf Creations AG. Baby doll comes attached to tiny pacifier that could be swallowed.

10. Rubber Band Shooter, Simple Toys LLC. Shoots rubber bands and presents eye hazard.

Taken from MSNBC.COM

Happy Holiday Shopping everyone.

PS. Avoid the above toys if they are not age approved or have been recalled!
Comments:19 Replies - Latest reply on 2007-11-14
Posted by Sparticus on 2007-11-14:
Good to know as we start our shopping! Thanks Gothic!
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-11-14:
Good post GothicSmurf2! (VH)

Does anybody remember lawn darts or as they called them in my neck of the woods "Geek Seeking Missiles".. Dang, those things hurt.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-11-14:
Great info, thanks!!
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-11-14:
Those were Jarts right? Those were fun. We also had these things called "Clickety-Clacks" (or something really similar). The toy was a couple of glass balls on a string and you clacked them together as hard as you could. An eye hazard to say the least! (also fun though.) Guess we kids were just more tough or less valued then eh :P

Good information GS, thanks!
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-11-14:
jarts were fun....to throw at people.I dont know if we ever used them in the way they were intended.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-11-14:
Yeah, amaniR... I remember those clackers. Actually annoying my mother posed a far greater risk than getting whacked with one of those over sized marbles. Kids these days are so delicate.
Posted by One-Eyed Willie on 2007-11-14:
Hopefully the plastic bubbles that everyone puts their kids in nowadays doesn't get recalled too.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-11-14:
I remember those and the pain that they gave me when I was hit. Electric trains that ran on DC current were nice as well.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-11-14:
Tell you something else that cracks me up are the little kids riding their bikes WITH training wheels going at a snail's pace with a helmet on.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-11-14:
isn't it a law now for kids to wear a helmet while riding bikes?
What a bummer!
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-11-14:
And another thing when I was a kid from kindergarten to 12th grade I went to the doctor once... and that was when I got hit by a car while riding my bike and the ambulance made it there before my parents. Heck, I still hear about that bill. Kids these days goto the doctor on the first sniffle or skin discoloration. I wonder what's gonna become of us when these pampered pets start running the big machine.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-11-14:
Stew, we can only hope were dead and gone, then we won't care.
Posted by KCRovert on 2007-11-14:
I actually still have my full set of Jarts, including the rings and a pair of replacement fins. Used to use them all the time way back in the 70's....now I just yell at my kids to leave them alone...lol
Posted by Principissa on 2007-11-14:
Good info thank you Gothic.

Stew I was the same way growing up. My mom is a nurse and unless you were about to die, had a limb hanging dangling by a nerve or were in convulsions you took two tylenol and went on your merry little way. There was no such thing as going to the doctor for a cold or sniffles. For some reason I've kinda done the same to my kids. Way I see it, if you have a stuffy nose and are sitting in a doctor's waiting room full of other stuffy noses and possible contagious viruses, couldn't that actually make you sicker. They go to the doctor annually for their physicals. Rest of the time, if there is a fever above 101.1 that will not drop then they go to the doctor.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-11-14:
One-Eyed, LMAO! Good review, GS2!

Posted by Anonymous on 2007-11-14:
Principissa-

I'm the same way now, except for severe instances, I rarely even give Tylenol or anything. My son goes through boxes of band aids monthly, but if it helps him deal and get over, well then, I'm fine with that.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-11-14:
As always, I'll side with stew here. Makes ya wonder how we all ever lived through childhood.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-11-14:
So true, let alone a sit down meal!!!
Posted by Principissa on 2007-11-14:
Gothic, we do band aids and booboo kisses.

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