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Top 10 dangerous toys for children

Toys are supposed to be fun but you have to be careful not to buy something that comes with hidden dangers. The organisation W.A.T.C.H (which stands for World Against Toys Causing Harm) have compiled a list which begins with "Poodoo". The objections to this product are pretty clear. Who would want to buy their child something that reproduces dog mess?

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With this your child is supposed to "skake without wheels". No mention is made of the safety equipment necessary to protect their head.

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Head and neck injuries could easily occur with this trampoline as there's no safety net.

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Head and neck injuries could easily occur with this trampoline as there's no safety net.

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This foam dart gun is another one that's deemed unsafe. It's supposed to be for those aged 3 and up but the gun looks too much like the real thing so W.A.T.C.H have called for it to be banned.

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The issue that W.A.T.C.H has with this toy is that the soft and cuddly bear is not well built. The wheels he rolls on can come off easily which will leave lots of little choking hazards on your carpet.

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This rigid plastic sword encourages kids to hit each other while reproducing action scene in the Ninja Turtles movie.

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This rigid plastic sword encourages kids to hit each other while reproducing action scene in the Ninja Turtles movie.

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This is a slingshot that will fire up to 100 feet. It's way too powerful for the age range it's marketed at.

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The 21 inches of string needed to pull this toy around also creates a strangulation hazard.

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The tongue depressor is the problem with this medical kit. It's too long for kids use. Introducing it to a child's mouth could cause serious problems.

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The potential for eye and facial injuries caused by these claws has been missed by the manufacturer.

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The potential for eye and facial injuries caused by these claws has been missed by the manufacturer.

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