According to World Against Toys Causing Harm (WATCH) statistics, around 240,000 children each year are injured due to playing with an unsafe toy. Additionally, the organization states that, on average, a child is brought to the emergency room every three minutes due to an injury sustained while playing with a toy. Although intended for entertainment, some toys contain hidden hazards, unnecessarily putting children at risk of injury or death. There are toys currently on the market that supposedly comply with current industry and regulatory standards but are proven to be hazardous and demonstrate the inadequacy of existing standards.
Parents and caregivers must remain vigilant when it comes to toy safety while shopping this holiday season. What can parents do to prevent their child from suffering from injuries due to a dangerous toy? Included below are the featured toys on WATCH’s ten worst holiday toys of 2020 list.
1.Calico Critters Nursery Friends