Suffocating hammocks, child-eating dolls and lethal lawn games have all made it into the 10 Banned Toys that Killed Children. Watch the clips discover more about the games you should really avoid at playtime.
In the notorious examples listed here, throwing a tantrum to get a toy can quickly turn into convulsing from its unintended effects. Some of these banned toys were the result of oversights. Others are so glaringly dangerous that it’s a wonder they were ever put into children’s hands in the first place.
10Cabbage Patch Snack-time kids:
In 1997 the dolls´ opening and closing mouths bit children´s hair. One three-year-old was left partially bald – 500.000 customers received a full refund.
09Plan Toys´ Penguin Figures:
3000 figures were pulled in 2008 when it was found the head easily detached, exposing sharp nails.
08Aqua Leisure Baby Boats
Cheaply made inflatable boats fore easily and babies into water. The company was fined 650.000 dollar for knowingly hiding the problem for 6 years.
07Easy Bake Oven
Recalled in 2006, the toy had heating element reaching 200 degrees Celsius. Trapping children´s hands, many received 3rd degree burns. One 5 year-old was forced to undergo a partial finger amputation.
Manufacturer Galoob received 170 reports of the flying harming children. Injures included temporary blindness, broken ribs, and facial lacerations requiring stitches.
05CSI Fingerprint Examination Kit
Pulled from shelves in 2008 when fingerprint dust was found to contain 7% asbestos. A single exposure is capable of causing lung cancer in life.
Aqua dots contained Gamma Hydroxy Butyrate an ingredient found in date-rape drugs. In 2007, children who ate them vomited and fell unconscious.
03Gilbert U-238 Atomic Energy Laboratory
A 1950s toy atomic lab was banned amid fears that children could ingest radiation sources. The toy included uranium and alpha and beta particles.
In 1996 hammocks found to have entangled, strangled and killed 12 children in 9 years. Many others suffered near fatal accidents – 1 resulting in permanent brain damage.
These 1960s huge metal darts were banned in 1988 after killing three children. The ban was reissued in 1997 when one pierced the skull of a 7-year-old.