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Consumer Safety Group Reveals Top 10 'Worst Toys' For Your Kids This Holiday Season

November 13, 2018 - 5:02 pm

BOSTON (Newsradio 1020 KDKA/AP) — A Black Panther "slash claw" and a plastic Power Rangers sword are among the toys topping a consumer safety group's annual list of worst toys for the holiday season.

Massachusetts-based World Against Toys Causing Harm, or W.A.T.C.H., unveiled its list at a Boston children's hospital.

A Nerf gun, a Cabbage Patch Kids doll and a xylophone for infants also made the list.

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The nonprofit organization's president, Joan Siff, says many of the toys represent choking, eye and other safety hazards that surface year after year.

But the Toy Association, a toy industry trade group, says the annual list is biased and inaccurate. The association says W.A.T.C.H. does not test the toys.

W.A.T.C.H. has been releasing its list for more than four decades.

The Top 10:

Nickelodeon Nella Princess Knight Pillow Pets Sleeptime Lites

The hazard: “Potential for ingestion and battery-related injuries”




Nef Vortex VTX Praxis Blaster

The hazard: “Potential for eye injuries”




Marvel Black Panther Slash Claw

The Hazard: “Potential for eye and facial injuries




Power Ranger Super Ninja Steel Superstar Blade

The Hazard: “Potential for blunt force and eye injuries”


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Cabbage Patch Kids Dance Time Doll

The Hazard: “Potential for choking injuries




Zoo Jamz Xylophone

The Hazard: “Potential for Ingestion and choking injuries


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Nici Wonderland Doll: Miniclara the Ballerina

The Hazard: Potential for choking injuries




Stomp Rocket Ultra Rocket

The Hazard: “Potential for eye, face and other impact injuries


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Cutting Fruit

The Hazard: Potential for puncture and blunt force injuries




Chien A’ Promener Pull Along Dog

The Hazard: “Potential for entanglement and strangulation injuries”