W.A.T.C.H. LISTS “TOY HAZARDS TO WATCH OUT FOR”

WATCH OUT for Toys Marketed On The Internet, without warnings, instructions or age recommendations posted on the website.

 

WATCH OUT for Battery Operated Toys For Children Under 8 Years Of Age since batteries may leak, overheat and explode.

 

WATCH OUT for Toys With “Fur” Or “Hair”, including dolls and stuffed animals, that can be ingested and aspirated by oral age children.

 

WATCH OUT for Toys With Small Removable Attachments at the end of laces and strings (e.g., bells, knobs, etc.).

 

WATCH OUT for Projectile Toys, including dart guns, sling shots, and pea-shooters which shoot objects and can cause eye injuries and often blindness.

 

WATCH OUT for Toys With Pointed Tips, And Blunt Or Sharp Edges that could crush, cut or puncture children’s skin.

 

WATCH OUT for Toys With Strings Longer Than 6 Inches which could strangle small children.

 

WATCH OUT for Any Crib Or Playpen Toys which are to be strung across cribs or playpens. This type of toy has resulted in strangulation deaths and injuries.

 

WATCH OUT for Toys Marketed With Other Product Lines, such as food, clothing, books, cassettes and videos which could have dangerous designs and are often sold with no warnings, instructions or age recommendations.

 

WATCH OUT for Toys Composed Of Flammable Material which will readily ignite when exposed to heat or flame.

 

WATCH OUT for Realistic Looking Toy Weapons including guns, dart guns, Ninja weaponry, swords, toy cleavers, knives, and crossbows which promote violence.

 

WATCH OUT for Toys Which Require Electricity to function and do not have step-down transformers to reduce risk of shock and electrocution.

 

WATCH OUT for Toys With Small Parts that can be swallowed or aspirated, causing choking.

 

WATCH OUT for Long Handled Toys For Children Up To 4 Years Of Age due to a tendency of such children to place these toys in their mouths and choke.

 

WATCH OUT for Toys With Toxic Surfaces Or Components that have the potential to be ingested or cause skin irritations (e.g., some children’s’ play make up kits have components which contain ferrocyanide, a known poison).