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Consumer safety group unveils its 'worst toys' list


BOSTON (AP) -- 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.


  1. Hallmark “Itty Bittys” Baby Stacking Toy - $24.99 – Recalled in August due to choking hazards
  2. Pull Along Pony - $19.99 - Potential for strangulation and entanglement injuries
  3. Wonder Woman Battle-Action Sword - $19.99 - Potential for blunt force injuries
  4. Hand Fidgetz Spinners - $2.00 - Potential for choking injuries
  5. Spider-Man Spider-Drone Official Movie Edition - $89.99 - Potential for eye and body impact injuries
  6. NERF Zombie Strike Deadbolt Crossbow - $49.49 – Potential for eye injuries
  7. Slackers Slackline Classic Series Kit - $69.99 - Potential for strangulation and fall-related injuries
  8. Oval Xylophone - $24.99 - Potential for ingestion and choking injuries
  9. Jetts Heel Wheels - $33.99-$39.99 - Potential for blunt impact and fire-related burn injuries
  10. Brianna Babydoll - $20.99 - Potential for choking injuries
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