Toys are objects used mainly as a source of entertainment for kids, children, and sometimes adults.
They are often designed to provide useful benefits, including physical exercise, cultural awareness, or education. Simple examples are blocks, games, and dolls.
We gathered that some kids toys are dangerous to use and can be harmful to children. Some have also been banned and no longer imported or exported.
Check out the list of the most dangerous kids toys banned.
Water beads are designed to expand in water. Therefore, when ingested, Waterbeads can expand enough in a few hours to block the intestine or airway of a child.
If they are consumed, (even one) this can lead to choking or bowel obstruction.
These toys were designed to be knocked together as fast and hard as possible.
As you can imagine, plenty of lamps, TVs, and likely bones were shattered by these toys before they were banned in 1985.
Snacktime Cabbage Patch Doll
These dolls were the most adorable cannibals. They mimicked a “real chewing action” as they ate up plastic fries and other treats.
The problem was, the dolls didn’t discriminate between food, fingers, or hair. It was banned in 1997.
Yo-Yo Water Balls
Yo-yo water balls are unsafe as the cord can cause strangulation. The liquid filled centre may also cause illness and skin reactions.
These and similar products have been banned from supply in some countries.
Fisher Price Power Wheels
The vehicles’ electrical components can overheat and cause fires. Children can suffer injuries from fires and house fires can occur. Additionally, wiring problems can prevent the vehicles from stopping thereby causing harm to the child’s health.