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by Jeff Rasansky - December 14, 2015
Jeff Rasansky
Jeff Rasansky, managing partner of Rasansky Law Firm, is an aggressive Dallas personal injury lawyer with 25 years of legal experience.

Avoid buying potentially dangerous toys this Christmas season.

As we approach Christmas, its important for parents to be aware of the safety issues regarding this year’s most-popular toys. You must always consider the potential risks associated with the toys on your child’s Christmas list, and to help in this, we’ve compiled a list of the top 20 most-dangerous toys for the 2015 Christmas season.

Injury-Prone Toys

Unsafe Christmas Gifts for Children

  1. MINI SEGWAYS/ ELECTRIC SCOOTERS/ HOVERBOARDS (potential for fall injuries, battery can catch fire)
  1. FOAM DART GUN (realistic toy weaponry)
  1. STATS 38 QUICK FOLDING TRAMPOLINE (potential for various bodily injuries)
  1. POO-DOUGH (can lead to allergy-related injuries)
  1. SPLAT X SMACK SHOT (can cause injuries to the eyes)
  1. KICK FLIPPER (can cause head and impact injuries)
  1. LEONARDO’S ELECTRONIC STEALTH SWORD (can result in blunt force injuries)
  1. KID CONNECTION DOCTOR PLAY SET (possibility of ingestion and choking injuries)
  1. PULL ALONG ZEBRA (possibility of entanglement and strangulation injuries)
  1. JURASSIC WORLD VELOCIRAPTOR CLAWS (can cause eye and facial injuries)
  1. A FUN BUBBLES JUMP ROPE from Dollar Tree (contains a high amount of phthalate DEHP and phthalate DIBP, both banned substances)
  1. G2 AIR MINI FOOTBALL (inadequate warning about choking hazards)
  1. DISNEY FINDING NEMO DORY FIGURINE (inadequate warning about choking hazards)
  1. NICKELODEON MERMAID DORA THE EXPLORER (inadequate warning about choking hazards)
  1. VTECH GO! GO! SMART WHEELS (very loud and could damage hearing though they do meet federal standards for noise)
  1. VTECH GO! GO! SMART ANIMALS (very loud and could damage hearing though they do meet federal standards for noise)
  1. LEAPFROG FRIDGE PHONICS MAGNETIC LETTER SET (very loud and could damage hearing though they do meet federal standards for noise)
  1. SIZZLERS NOISE MAGNETS from Family Dollar (small enough for a child to swallow and lead to severe internal damage though they fall within federal guidelines)
  1. SINGING MAGNETS from Dollar Tree (small enough for a child to swallow and lead to severe internal damage though they fall within federal guidelines)
  1. “BUD” SKIPIT’S WHEELY CUTE PULL ALONG (can cause choking)

If you know of other dangerous or unsafe toys to avoid this season, let readers know by leaving a comment below!

  1. December 14, 2015

    SPLAT X SMACK SHOT

    Manufacturer or Distributor: Imperial Toy LLC
    Retailer(s): Walmart, Amazon.com, Kmart
    Age Recommendation: “Ages 8+”

    This sling-shot type toy is capable of shooting up to a hundred feet. The warning labels on the packaging read,”launcher should not be aimed at eyes, face, people, or animals.”

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