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Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Warnings Are There For A Reason

We all make fun of warning labels and toy recalls, but do you know the names of the toys that perpetuate our paranoia? Radar Report has compiled a list of the 10 most dangerous toys of all time. Some of them are obvious, like the Lawn Dart which scored an impressive 6,700 injuries and 4 deaths. Apparently throwing weighted spears around the lawn wasn't such a great idea for family fun.

Other toys are not so obvious, like the SnackTime Cabbage Patch Doll. You were suppose to feed this doll with the supplied rubbery vegetables. What was not apparent to anyone was that the doll actually took a very hard bite of the things stuck in it's mouth. Since pressure sensors are expensive, our friendly Cabbage Patch doll ate 35 fingers and ponytails before being pulled from shelves. Thankfully, you can still find them on eBay if you want that perfect gift for your favorite cannibal.

My favorite toy to make the list has to be the beautiful Sky Dancers.

I distinctly remember these things being pushed on TV when I was in High School. Basically an open fan blade with a Barbie head stuck on top, it appealed to many young girls. Over 150 kids were injured by the kamikaze toy. Injuries included broken ribs, teeth, scratched corneas, and facial lacerations requiring stitches.

Pay attention to the toys you buy this year, so you don't give out horrible mutilation and death.

Happy Holidays


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dangerous toys?
Let me think
How about a basketball backboard?

12/19/2006 6:51 PM  
Blogger mattjustmull said...

I should play the lottery, because the odds of a basketball goal falling on you have to be ridiculous.

12/20/2006 6:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, but he was obviously protected by his mother's sacrificial love and was not harmed even though there is probably a mark left on his forehead.

12/22/2006 10:41 AM  

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