10 most dangerous toys for this year's gift-giving season

Before you go, we thought you'd like these...
Before you go close icon

No one asks Santa for a trip to the emergency room — but that's what you could give children by buying them a gift on the latest "10 Worst Toys" list.

The nonprofit organization World Against Toys Causing Harm, or WATCH, "nominates" toys to this list every year around this time. The list is intended to show shoppers the types of toy hazards on the market so they know what to avoid.

WATCH explains: Although parents have a right to expect that toys they give to their children are safe, unsafe toys remain an ongoing problem. Due to poor design, manufacturing and marketing practices, there are toys available for purchase today with the potential to lead to serious injury and even death.

Take, for example, KidsTime US/Appease Toys' Baby Children's Elephant Pillow. This plush elephant-shaped pillow big enough to cradle an infant made WATCH's latest list because it's sold without warnings of the potential suffocation hazards it presents.

All 10 of the toys that made WATCH's list this year are:

11 PHOTOS
10 most dangerous toys of 2016
See Gallery
10 most dangerous toys of 2016

Peppa Pig's Muddy Puddles Family (considered hazardous by WATCH due to the potential for choking injuries)

Photo: Toysafety.org

KidsTime US/Appease Toys: Baby Children's Elephant Pillow (potential for suffocation)

Photo: Toysafety.org

Slimeball Slinger (potential for eye injuries)

Photo: Toysafety.org

Banzai Bump n' Bounce Body Bumpers (potential for impact injuries)

Photo: Toysafety.org

Nerf Rival: Apollo XV-700 Blaster (potential for eye injuries)

Photo: Toysafety.org

The Good Dinosaur: Galloping Butch (potential for puncture wound injuries)

Photo: Toysafety.org

Peppy Pups (potential for strangulation injuries)

Photo: Toysafety.org

Flying Heroes: Superman Launcher (potential for eye and facial injuries)

Photo: Toysafety.org

Baby Magic: Feed n' Play Baby (potential for ingestion injuries)

Photo: Toysafety.org

Warcraft: Doomhammer (potential for blunt impact injuries)

Photo: Toysafety.org

HIDE CAPTION
SHOW CAPTION
of
SEE ALL
BACK TO SLIDE

The nonprofit notes that the dangers associated with pillows for babies are well-documented. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has also warned that a pillow can block a baby's mouth, leading to suffocation.

Additionally, a law known as the Federal Hazardous Substances Act bans "infant pillow[s]" and "any other similar article[s]" that are "intended or promoted for use by children under one year of age."

Do you take toy hazards into consideration when toy shopping? Let us know below or on Facebook.

More from MoneyTalksNews:
26 Holiday Gifts That Take Cozy to a Whole New Level
How to Find Thousands of Freebies
Secret Cell Plans: Savings Verizon, AT

Read Full Story

Want more news like this?

Sign up for Finance Report by AOL and get everything from business news to personal finance tips delivered directly to your inbox daily!

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.

From Our Partners