Consumer safety group unveils its 'worst toys' list


us
 Consumer safety group unveils its 'worst toys' list

Fidget spinner.BOSTON — Fidget spinners, a Wonder Woman "battle sword" and a remote-controlled Spider-Man drone are among the toys topping a consumer safety group's annual list of worst toys for the holiday season.

World Against Toys Causing Harm, or WATCH, unveiled its top 10 list Tuesday at a Boston children's hospital.

A Disney-themed "stacking toy" for infants recalled in August, but still available online, also made the list.

So too did Razor's "Heel Wheels," which can transform children's shoes into roller skates, and "Slackline," a tightrope-like device meant to be anchored between two trees.

The Toy Association, an industry trade group, dismissed WATCH's list as "needlessly frightening" because it says all toys sold in the U.S. meet "rigorous" safety standards.

The nonprofit WATCH has been releasing its list for more than four decades.

By: Associated Press

« us

  CITIES NEWS
LONDON
DUBAI
BEDMINSTER, New Jersey
SEOUL
TAIPEI
MOSCOW
BERLIN
STOCKHOLM
WASHINGTON
LOS ANGELES
BRASILIA
SILVERSTONE, England
SAYLORSBURG, Pa
AMSTERDAM
BERGERAC, France
KABUL
BARCELONA
PARIS
MOSUL, Iraq
BRUSSELS
DOHA
CAIRO
FRANKFURT
LAUSANNE
  DATE NEWS
2018/02/20
Florida survivors, lawmakers on collision course over guns


2018/02/19
Experts: Underwater archaeology site imperiled in Mexico


2018/02/18
Victim or threat? Iraq has plan for ISIS fighters' wives, children


2018/02/17
Emails detail how senior U.S. military officers grappled with false Hawaii missile alert


2018/02/16
Casino will check hotel rooms, even with 'Do Not Disturb'


2018/02/15
F.C.C. Watchdog Looks Into Changes That Benefited Sinclair