Play beads that turn into a date-rape drug when swallowed? Popular dolls with mechanical jaws that munch kid fingers? Inflatable baby boats that suddenly release their infant passengers to sink under water?
Unbelievably these are not storylines from a bad horror movie, but real toys that were sold to millions of unsuspecting Americans, as revealed by the American Association for Justice in the just-released list of The 10 Most Dangerous Toys of All Time.
Toys are supposed to bring joy and happiness to children, especially during the holidays. And most do so safely. But for the 200,000-plus kids injured on average each year and the 270 killed since 1998, happiness became a nightmare. Whether giving or receiving, You Should Know more about safe toys this holiday season. Go here.