by: Troy Sepion
Just in time for the holiday season, consumer group World Against Toys Causing Harm (W.A.T.C.H.) announced the 10 worst toys of 2017.
Slackers Slackline Classic Series Kit by Brand 44 for a strangulation risk and fall-related injuries.
Brianna Babydoll by Melissa & Doug for potential choking injuries. The doll has removable clothing including ponytail holders.
Zombie Strike Deadbolt Crossbow by Nerf for potential eye injuries. The toy fires projectiles to strike back against zombies.
Jetts Heel Wheels by Razor USA for blunt-impact injuries and burns. Heel Wheels can be strapped onto shoes and adds "real sparking" action to footwear.
Pull Along Pony by Tolo Toys Limited for strangulation and entanglement injury potentials. The cord for this toy measures 19 inches.
Oval Xylophone by Plan Toys could cause ingestion and choking injuries. The drumstick handle is 9 1/2 inches and has the potential to be mouthed and occlude a child's airway.
Hallmark "Itty Bittys" baby stacking toy by Hallmark Marketing Company for potential choking injuries. The Disney-themed toy has fabric hats and bows that can detach.
Wonder Woman Battle-Action Sword by Mattel because blunt-force injuries could occur. Plastic sword has potential to cause facial or other impact injuries.
Hand Fidgetz Spinners by Kipp Brothers for choking hazards. Fidget spinners contain small parts which could cause choking injuries
Spider-Man Spider-Drone by Marvel; Skyrocket Toys for a potential of eye and body impact injuries. The "official movie edition" is a remote-control drone powered by rotating blades.