US Consumer safety group unveils its 'worst toys' list

19:21  14 november  2017
19:21  14 november  2017 Source:   Associated Press

Wonder Woman sword, Spider-Man drone land on 'Worst Toys' list

  Wonder Woman sword, Spider-Man drone land on 'Worst Toys' list <p>A plastic version of comic-book superhero Wonder Woman's sword and a Spider-Man drone showed up as villains on a U.S. child safety advocacy group's annual list of potentially hazardous toys.</p>The "Oval Xylophone" is displayed during the W.A.T.C.H.

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

BOSTON (AP) — Fidget spinners, a plastic 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 holidays. World Against Toys Causing Harm, or WATCH, unveiled the top 10 list Tuesday at

Fidget spinner. © Shutterstock 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.

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