11/23/11 – Holiday Shopping Guide: Use Caution

By Joe Messa

Nov 23

Holiday Shopping Guide: Use Caution

November 23, 2011 – World Against Toys Causing Harm Inc. (WATCH) has issued its annual list of the ten most dangerous toys.  According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, toy-related deaths rose slightly last year, with 17 children wrongful deaths from injuries caused by defective toys.  In addition to death, recalled and defective can cause injuries to children such as strangulation, lacerations and falls resulting in emergency rooms visits and other forms of urgent care.

Here is the 2011 WATCH Most Dangerous Toys list and their potential hazards.

The Incredible Shrinky Dinks Maker by Big Time Toys, LLC
Potential hazard: Possible electric shock and burn injuries.


Sword Fighting Jack Sparrow by Jakks Pacific
Potential hazard: Possible eye and other bodily injuries.


‘Gigan’ Godzilla Figure by Bandai
Potential hazard:
Possible puncture wounds.

Twist ‘n Sort by Guidecraft Inc.
Potential hazard: Small parts cause a choking hazard.

Fold and Go Trampoline by The Original Toy Company
Potential hazard: Can cause injuries to people using it, including to the head and neck.

Pulling Animal Duck by Haba
Potential hazard: Potential for strangulation injuries.

School Bus by Schylling
Potential hazard: Choking hazard.

Z-Curve Bow by Zing Toys Inc.
Potential hazard: Danger to eyes.

Stepper “Low Rise Stilts by JJI Toys
Potential hazard: Head or other injuries from impact.

Power Rangers Samurai Mega Blade by Bandai                                                                                                                                                     Potential hazard: Blade can cause injuries.

The Philadelphia personal injury attorneys of Messa & Associates is experienced in handling product liability cases involving injuries to children as a result of products with manufacturing and design defects.  In addition to their research and knowledge, our attorneys work with highly regarded experts to prepare every case.  If your child has been suffered serious injuries or death due to a defective toy or other product, please contact us at 1-877-MessaLaw.


About the Author

Joseph L. Messa, Jr. is the founding partner of Messa & Associates, P.C. He is an AV-rated attorney (highest rating available), listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. Read More