W.A.T.C.H. :: World Against Toys Causing Harm, Inc.

World Against Toys Causing Harm, Inc. (W.A.T.C.H.) is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public about dangerous children’s products and protecting children from harm. W.A.T.C.H. informs the public about the dangers present in many toys, children’s products, and recreational activities. Working towards making the world a safer place for children by preventing unnecessary injuries and deaths, W.A.T.C.H. encourages a more responsible marketplace while increasing consumers’ awareness about hazardous children’s products. W.A.T.C.H.’s primary goals continue to be advocating child safety and correcting abuses prevalent in the manufacturing and marketing of children’s products. Committed to raising awareness about hazards prevalent in the marketplace and to the creation of multi-dimensional educational programs, W.A.T.C.H. enables caregivers and children to make more informed decisions with regard to recreational products. Read More →

"10 Worst Toys" List

Since 1973, the annual “10 Worst Toys” list has identified toys with the potential to cause childhood injuries, and even death. W.A.T.C.H.’s annual “Toy Conference” has generated extensive national press and media coverage. This year’s press conference was held November 18th.
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Summer Safety

Summer itself is a time of outdoor fun and activity but also of peril. This time of year accounts for nearly half of injury-related deaths to children, many due to drowning and to bike accidents. W.A.T.C.H. holds a yearly “Safe Fun in the Sun” press conference every June.
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Latest News from WATCH

  • Boston.com: Summer toy hazards for 2015

Boston.com: Summer toy hazards for 2015

  • July 1st, 2015

The annual list from consumer advocates Joan E. Siff, President of W.A.T.C.H., and James A. Swartz, a nationally known trial attorney and Director of W.A.T.C.H., rounds up a list of recalled toys and warns parents of potential injuries for children that can occur during common summertime activities.