I grew up with three brothers, which means I have close, personal experience being victimized by most toys that could kill a kid made between 1980 and 2000.
Sometimes the toys are just plain stupid and shouldn’t ever be bought for children (thanks a lot, mom!) However, sometimes the idea is right but the toy was made in a dangerous way. I’ll explain more below.
With Black Friday or Black Thursday or Cyber Monday (or whatever big shopping day corporations desperately want you to buy into) at hand, I thought I’d show you what not to buy for your children. Ever. Someone’s going to get hurt. Trust me, I’ve been there.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, toy-related deaths to children younger than 15 increased to 17 fatalities reported in 2010, up from 15 reported in 2009.
Most of the toys featured below are from my very own list, but a couple were featured on several “Most Dangerous Toys” lists circulating on the internet. Statistically speaking, if you buy your children some of the toys on the list, they will get injured. The last two toys are everywhere and are seemingly innocuous but cause the most injuries and deaths among children. Can you guess what they are?
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