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 will be November 19th.
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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

USA Today: 10 toys to avoid this holiday season

  • December 4th, 2014

The Radio Flyer Ziggle, Swat Electric Machine Gun and Bottle Rocket Party are among toys a Massachusetts-based non-profit organization is telling parents not to buy this holiday season for kids due to danger concerns.

“10 Worst Toys” of 2014

  • November 19th, 2014

Today WATCH announced its nominees for the "10 Worst Toys" of 2014 at our 42nd annual Toy Safety Conference