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Sky Rangers Park Flyer Radio Control Airplanes You’d probably think that a radio controlled airplane would be dangerous because it could hit someone, but that’s not why Sky Rangers Park Flyer Radio Control Airplanes make this list. These planes tend to explode! Nearly 50 injury reports were recieved mentioning results like hearing loss, minor burns, and eye injuries.

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$ 14.99

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Bottle Rocket Party, $14.99 It should be pretty obvious why these bottle rockets (for children eight and above) could be bad news. The kit warns that the rockets should be played with “under the strict supervision of adults” and comes with yellow caution tape, but no safety goggles for “rocketeers,” according to W.A.T.C.H

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$ 19.99

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The Alphabet Zoo Rock & Stack Pull Toy, $19.99 This may seem like a fun toy for babies (18 months and over), but there is a choking hazard. According to W.A.T.C.H., there’s a possibility of strangulation since the cord is 20 inches long, and not the standard 12 inches the industry requires for safety.

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Air Storm Firetek Bow, $15-$24.97 Marketed to children eight and above, the warnings on this toy include not pulling back arrows “at more than half strength” (even though they can fly up to 145 feet) and not playing in complete darkness even though the illuminated arrows are designed for “night or day.”

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A colored hedgehog sold at Toys R Us A choking Hazard

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deadly flashing jelly toy Nottinghamshire County Council fears the toy, from China, could easily break apart, exposing the small 'button-sized' batteries that could be swallowed by a child. It has previously been reported that two children who swallowed similar batteries had died and a further five suffered life-changing injuries caused by internal bleeding. Earlier this month NHS England issued a Patient Safety Alert warning about a risk of death and serious harm

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Fears over 'deadly' flashing Jelly Ring toy

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Bindeez are plastic dots that you can arrange into fun designs that fuse together when they get wet. Then you can, I don't know, hang them on your wall or something? A few little kids, though, decided to just eat the dots, because kids eat every single thing that can fit in their mouths. After several kids fell into comas or just starting acting really weird, it was discovered that one of the chemicals in the dots is GHB, also known as roofies. Since the number one rule of having kids is that yo

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Slingshots are a classic kids' toy, as well as a weapon that cavemen used to murder each other.

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Shopping cart playset: Concern about choking Many parents have bought their children mini shopping carts so they can mimic mom and dad strolling through the grocery store. But U.S. PIRG warns parents that the Just Kidz Shopping Cart Playset has ball-like toys that may be a choking hazard. “The eggs and lemon in this set are circular near-small parts, and also look like something that should be eaten,

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Cherubic Cetacean: Concern over battery hazard While Huacai’s Cherubic Cetacean doesn’t violate any federal standards for toys, U.S. PIRG says that it may be worrisome to parents because children can easily remove the batteries. “When batteries are ingested, chemical reactions can burn through the esophagus and blood vessels, causing fatal internal bleeding,” the organization notes. This toy has been banned in Australia

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Buckyballs: Concern over magnets Magnets might not be the first thing that parents worry about in toys, but U.S. PIRG notes that “when two or more powerful magnets are swallowed, they can have fatal health consequences as their attractive forces draw them together inside the body, perforating intestinal walls.” Furthermore, it notes that “our shoppers purchased small, high-powered magnets, despite their being recalled by the CPSC.”

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Sky Rangers Park Flyer Radio Control Airplanes You’d probably think that a radio controlled airplane would be dangerous because it could hit someone, but that’s not why Sky Rangers Park Flyer Radio Control Airplanes make this list. These planes tend to explode! Nearly 50 injury reports were recieved mentioning results like hearing loss, minor burns, and eye injuries.

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You know that scene in the movies when an unsuspecting individual steps on an apparently innocuous cargo net, only to be hoisted into the air by what turned out to be a trap? Someone decided to market them as hammocks for kids. Ten different manufacturers eventually had to recall over 3 million mini hammocks, after at least 12 children died between 1984 and 1995, and many more were injured. The hammocks did not feature spreader bars to keep them open,

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After arsenic, lead is the second-most deadly household toxin in existence. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that no toy contain more than 40 parts per million lead. Which is why it was so alarming when lab tests revealed The Hannah Montana Pop Star Card Game contained lead at 75 times that level – a whopping 3,000 parts per million.

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Although the disclaimer on the Fire Footbag warns that the "toy" is strictly for those 18 and over, it's still an invitation to injury. The ball is made out of Kevlar and meant to be soaked in kerosene, lit on fire and played with. That's just asking for it.

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Let's dream up a toy for children, shall we? Let's start with plastic goop the consistency of syrup and add an electric-powered mold that heats to 300 degrees Fahrenheit This may seem like a dangerous mix, but these were the primary ingredients in Creepy Crawlers, a toy sold in 1964. The idea was to let kids mold their own spiders and bugs out of plastic, all the while breathing potentially toxic and deadly fumes. Oh, and burning their fingers on the sizzling hot plate,

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The Splash Off Water Rocket used water pressure from a hose to build up energy until kiddos and hobbyists could stomp on the launcher and send the rockets flying. Sadly, at least 37 cases were reported of the rocket exploding from the pressure or otherwise flying off in unpredictable directions, causing lacerations to the hands and face.

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CSI Fingerprint Examination Kits allowed kids to snap on the latex gloves and collect incriminating play evidence, most notably by dusting for fingerprints. Unfortunately, the fingerprint dust that came with the kit also contained a real-life occupational hazard—one of the deadliest forms of asbestos.

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Trampolines The toy responsible for more injuries than any other is one that most families have in their back yards. Trampoline accidents cause an estimated 100,000 injuries every year! The addition of safety nets in the past decade has only reduced injuries by about 20%.

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Fisher-Price Power Wheels Motorcycle Power Wheels have always been an injury-prone toy, but the Fisher-Price Power Wheels Motorcycle had a defect that caused serious injuries. The accelerator pedal would often get stuck and send kids flying into walls at high speeds. It was taken of the market and recalled

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Sky Dancers Sky Dancers were a line of toy dolls that could be launched into the air with a special device. However, these dolls tended to fly right into the faces of unsuspecting children. There were around 150 reported injuries, and likely many more unreported, which lead to a massive recal

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Wego Kite Tube The Wego Kite Tube sounds like a ton of fun until you’re suddenly plummeting down to your doom. This massive inflatable tube was pulled from behind a boat to catch the wind and fly through the air. It worked really well… in fact, too well. If the boater went too fast or it was a windy day, the tube could sail up to 30 feet in the air! Two deaths and numerous injuries were reported.

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Jarts Jarts might be the most infamous toy in history. These large “lawn darts” were heavy and sharp, which obviously lead to a huge number of injuries. This toy caused 6,700 injuries and 4 deaths before finally being banned in 1988. The modern variant of Jarts uses a heavy dull plastic tip.

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Colossal Water Balls Colossal Water Balls were a toy that expanded to many times its original size when exposed to water, and it grew even larger if exposed to the included “growth powder.” They were sold by Be Amazing Toys and were recalled in 2013 because the marble-like toys look like candy. If swallowed, the ball would expand and plug up the digestive system. It’s extremely dangerous because it doesn’t appear on x-rays and requires surgery to remove!

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Sky Rangers Park Flyer Radio Control Airplanes You’d probably think that a radio controlled airplane would be dangerous because it could hit someone, but that’s not why Sky Rangers Park Flyer Radio Control Airplanes make this list. These planes tend to explode! Nearly 50 injury reports were recieved mentioning results like hearing loss, minor burns, and eye injuries.

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Easy-Bake Oven The Easy-Bake Oven is an obviously dangerous toy, but it’s also one of the most popular of all time. This classic toy has undergone around a dozen re-designs through the years, but every one of them put kids at risk of burns. The 2006 model was probably the most dangerous one, as it directly resulted in 77 children severely burning their fingers!

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Aqua Dots You’d think that a company would make sure its product is non-toxic when it’s marketed for kids. For whatever reason Spin Master skipped that phase of testing when they made Aqua Dots. This fun crafting idea used small beads that would stick together when sprayed with water. The problem is that the beads contained a highly toxic chemical that was used as a date rape drug!

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Gilbert U-238 Atomic Energy Lab These days, people freak out about the radiation they get from their cell phones. In the 1950s, people let their kids play with uranium. The Gilbert U-238 Atomic Energy Lab included four different atomic ore samples and had an order form to get more. This kit is definitely cool, but undeniably dangerous for kids

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Magnetix The Magnetix series of toys were actually a cool series of building toys that snapped together using magnets. The problem is that the magnets contained in the pastic connector pieces could easily fall out. Children could easily swallow these tiny magnets that actually snapped together in the middle of their intestines! Many young kids were injured and one even died.

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The Austin Magic Pistol is a perfect example of how toy safety has changed over the years. A literal hand-cannon somehow made it to store shelves and was sold to kids in the late 1940s. This toy included a supply of calcium carbide, which explodes when mixed with water. It fired ping pong balls out of the gun at high speeds, but it created a dangerous fireball in the process!

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Cabbage Patch Snacktime Kids Cabbage Patch Dolls were mostly harmless, except for the ones that tried to devour children. The Cabbage Patch Snacktime Kids toy featured a motorized mouth that could swallow plastic fake foods. Of course, it wasn’t long before kids stuck other things in the mouth… like their hair. The doll continued pulling on whatever is in its mouth and there terrifyingly wasn’t an on/off switch, which lead to one girl losing almost all the hair on the back of her head!

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Another winning Powermite product was the battery-operated table saw, which looks like a hamster-sized version of a James Bond death trap (and was probably used as such). If mutilating himself or others wasn't enough, a boy could also "play" with the Powermite router, hand drill, orbital sander, buffer, drill press and sabre saw. Somehow.

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Powermite Tools allowed kids to play with fun-sized replicas of the tools Dad used every day at work, including the one that tragically cut both his hands off. Yes, unlike that pansy-ass plastic shit they sell now, these were actual working tools made of die-cast metal, only recognizable as a children's product due to the fact that they were smaller.

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In 1843, realizing that boys might want a toy train that did more than just sit there, the Stevens Company created the Model Dockyard Locomotive, one of the first ones that actually moved. Of course, the main reason why toy trains didn't move up to that point was simply that the technology didn't exist. The Model Dockyard Locomotive got around that limitation by using a real steam-propelled engine that required kids to pour either kerosene or alcohol into the train and then light it.madness

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