Top Ten Most Dangerous Kids Toys Ever Sold

The Top Ten

1 Gilbert Glass Blowing Set

Maybe kids should just have a kids microscope or a kids metal detector.

Kids plus hot glass equals emergency room. Those guys were dumb - blackflower

I can't believe it that toys like these actually exist - Delgia2k

The glass had to be heated to 1000 degrees Farenheight, and also encouraged children to conduct dangerous experiments without the use of safety equipment. - Wolftail

2 Toy Guns

There was even controversy one time where they made guns in different colors and they thought they looked like toy guns. - myusernameisthis

This can be dangerous, it looks real, it could scare someone, I heard of someone getting shot because they pointing a toy gun, at the cop, he thought, he was going shoot him with a real gun

And then they went and made nerf guns for girls.
The darts for girls had a smaller value and costed more because they had patterns and pink ends.

They aren't that bad, though.

In October 2013, a policeman shot and killed a thirteen-year old boy in California, who was walking down the street carrying a toy replica of an AK47. The policeman thought it was the real thing and shot the boy. - Wolftail

3 Wood Burning Kit

Yes it defenetly exists and believe it or not this was for children 5 years old and up. - spyrocynder

Kids burning anything is a bad idea - blackflower

Wood burning is a combination of etching and branding onto wood. The kit included a handheld hot iron powered by electricity. This toy was sold to children, and caused many serious injuries, and some deaths. - Wolftail

I know people who had almost every one of the toys on this list, and nothing happened to them.
According to actual owners of these toys, the dangers were well known, and easy to avoid, and anybody who got hurt with them was just stupid.

4 Gilbert Chemistry Set

I found one in my grandpas bomb shelter only it was made by Lionel yes the same company who makes model trains...
and there was stuff growing in the glass bottles. - spyrocynder

Dangerous to the extreme - blackflower

Just, how many lawsuits has Gilbert had, with this and the glass set? - Turkeyasylum

This contained many dangerous chemicals, including some that could catch fire, and some that were poisonous. - Wolftail

5 Creepy Crawlers

My dad had this toy as a kit but never touched the hot plate I don't know how. the fact that its as hot as a oven at 450 stinking degrees. my friend had a collection of old toys and he didn't have this exact one if I remember right it was the fright factory but he fried an egg on the hot plate. - spyrocynder

The machine used to make the bugs burnt children's fingers and the toxic fumes emitted from the machine were also hazardous. - Wolftail

6 Kite Tube

This allowed a boat-pulled rider to glide up in the air. But once riders were airborne, they were given little control over the tube. Three young adults have been killed using this toy, as well as several children. - Wolftail

That's just rediculous! - Officialpen

7 Trampolines
8 Monster Science Colossal Water Balls

Kids all around the world swallowed the marble-sized balls which then got stuck in their intestines. From there it caused life-threatening dehydration and vomiting. And the balls couldn't be seen with a x-ray, and needed surgery to be removed. - Wolftail

9 Pie Face Game
10 The Swing Wing

Like a Skip-It, but worn on the head. When using this toy, kids started to self-harm themselves using the ball at the end of the toy. Injuries included spinal injuries and head injuries. - Wolftail

Look at the boy and girl in the cover of the toy I think they have red eyes. Weird!

Ouch! This was the only one I have seen. - Turkeyasylum

Those red things were the cheeks

The Newcomers

? Yo-Yo
? Laser X

The Contenders

11 Drones
12 Hitler Doll

Whoever made this doll has know idea who he is - Officialpen

Hey Cartman we have got a new toy for your birthday.

More like inappropriate toy. Don't worry I doubt he would punch or kick kids or if they put their fingers in his mouth he would try to eat them or say anything. People just want to make dolls on everything, even make baby dolls with a penus

Whoever made this was on crack

13 Swingball
14 Moon Shoes

A lot of broken legs from this one - blackflower

These were marketed as mini trampolines for peoples' feet. But the company didn't think that the toy might cause broken ankles when they thought of it. - Wolftail

The Nickelodeon version of Moon Shoes was also on this list in which it had a orange logo. Viacom International sued the manufacturer of this toy for broken ankles. - playstationfan66

MOON SHOES MAKE U GET A MOON BOOT (because u break your ankle) - gabbi

15 Fidget Spinners

They distract children in places like school, leading to millions of bans, and not only that, but they also contain high levels of lead, which is the second deadliest household chemical only behind arsenic.

Fidget spinners were invented in 1993 and retrended in 2017, and they not only distract students from school work, leading to schools banning them, but they also contain extremely dangerous amounts of lead, the 2nd most toxic household chemical in the world (only behind arsenic).

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) states no toys should contain more than 40 parts per million (ppm) - (0.004%) of lead, which is why this is so shocking because these toys contain 825X that amount, a whopping 33,000 PPM (3.3%)!

Much of the lead is contained in the circle in the center of the fidget spinners and kids hold those centers to spin the edges with the tips of their fingers.

Plus many children (as well as adults) get hurt even in unexpected ways from using fidget spinners as they can fall off and land, yet some people could even get lacerated from direct contact with the high-speed revolutions per minute (rpm), especially if they’re made of sharper materials. - Gregory

They are too distracting and dangerous, they were banned at schools for being distractive and dangerous.

I was playing with 1 and it dropped on my toe. hurts a lot

16 Little Tikes Cozy Coupe Cars
17 Easy Bake Oven

They were potential at helping kids cook their own food, but the risks involved heat and when they malfunctioned, kids hands were trapped, exposing them to 350°F, causing burn injuries, so they had to be recalled. - Gregory

There is one in our house and we never used it.

Gregory... the biggest cliche-man around - Maddox121

They've been recalled I think. - andrewteel

18 Yo-Yo Waterball

It was a good idea at first, but people went to the hospital for it. - Turkeyasylum

In December 2007, the CPSC had received over 400 reported injuries related to this toy. 294 of those were suffocation or strangulation. - Wolftail

19 Lawn Darts

I have those. although I thought they actually had a spike on them but when I found out that we had them they were not pointed but they were heavy and had a metal tip.
they were also known as jarts as well. the one we have is made from Mattel which are just lawn darts. - spyrocynder

They were so dangerous that the U.S. Congress banned lawn darts. - Connor360

People died playing with these

20 Rocking Horse

Commeting to @blackflowers comment. I had a spring rocking horse and I got pinched many times and it hurts so bad. #back when toys were fun. - spyrocynder

My aunt has a huge wooden rocking horse at her house. Last year while I was riding it I rocked a bit too hard I fell off of it.

No wonder my mom wouldn't buy me one of those spring-loaded ones when I was a toddler.

How is this dangerous - blackflower

These toys have been around for centuries. What next the first toys ever invented yo-yo and the doll.

21 Sky Dancer Dolls

I had one and never got hurt - blackflower

They're fun to play with but can be dangerous by causing blindness and other stuff. - andrewteel

These are especially dangerous, they can end up in dangerous places and cause danger.

Fun to play with, the only dangerous toy I had anyway.

22 Yo Yo Ball

I constantly accidentally broke stuff in the house whenever I played with these as a kid.

These contained flammable hydrocarbons, causing health problems, yet worse, numerous injuries were also reported from strangulation.
For all these reasons, they were recalled off the shelves.

23 Baby Alive Baby Go Bye Bye

Sounds like a doll that dies.
- TheDuttyGyal

24 Slime

It contains boron which is toxic and can cause health problems.

It has ingredients on some brands that can cause chemical burns, and also some kids swallow it, thinking it’s food.
Just like the giant marbles.

25 Javelin Darts

I have a magnetic dart set and my mom BANNED me from using then after I accidentally hit the door when I was aiming for the board. IT WAS NOT EVEN SHARP AT ALL.


26 Polly Pocket

Again its not understanding that toddlers and babies shouldn't be around Polly Pocket. The small parts.

Small parts, choking hazard

Err how is this bad exactly

27 Burger King Pokeball plastic container 1999

Over 500 children swallowed over 400 of these. Those are returned to Burger King and exchanged for free French fries. - playstationfan66

Just like the Kinder Surprise.
How old were the kids?

28 Clackers

I had these a s a kid and I nearly smacked myself in the face with them a few times

29 Plush Toy Uterus

Because ALL children need to have a plush of a female reproductive gland.


30 Hang 10 Mini-Hammocks

Wow even normal hammocks can kill you. - spyrocynder

These things should be banned. My cousins have one of these in their living room. It is a full adult sized one. Yesterday I was at their house for a party and when I sat in it I fell, breaking their electrical outlet cover in the process. I even nearly tipped it over a few times.

31 Aqua Dots

what!? - spyrocynder

This toy contained chemicals used in drugs, so they were called off.

32 Slip 'N Slide

These were only meant for little kids, but many adults rode it and since it was so small, they stopped suddenly and crashed, getting injured in the process.
They were recalled afterwards. - Gregory

33 Cabbage Patch Kids Doll

One time, a kid's hair was chewed by this toy from a horror film when she took the ridiculous toy to bed.

How is this bad?

It's the cabbage patch snack time doll, it has a chewing thing inside its mouth, so if you stick your finger inside the mouth, the doll will chew on it. And one girl even got her hair stuck inside the doll's mouth. - Catacorn

Ridiculous - Officialpen

34 G.I. Joe's Roadblock (1992)
35 My Friend Cayla

They can steal information from your child and someone can scam it!

36 Hanazuki: Full of Treasures
37 Baby Alive

My 9 year old cousin has one and once I stuck my finger in its mouth AND IT BIT ME

38 Baby Alive Sweet Tears
39 Chocolate Cigarettes

This is food? That they stopped selling after the 80s. "Fags give you cancer" so they stop making chocolate fags for kids.

40 1996 Bug Munching Pumba toy from Burger King

- TheDuttyGyal

I had this toy but my ridiculously overprotective mom wouldn’t let me play with it because of Pumbaa’s tusks. I am now 26 years old and I am still not allowed to touch it.

41 Leapfrog Fun & Learn Phonics Bus

I had one and when I was a kid I would try to ride it like a skateboard

42 Leapfrog Alphabet Pal


43 Super Balls

I nearly broke stuff in the house with these

They’re small balls making them a choking hazard, yet they’re bouncy and can land on childrens’ mouths and be swallowed, further proving the dangers.
Plus they’re found in candy dispensers and little kids can’t tell small round colorful toys from candy.
Yet you can throw them hard enough to injure other people, or yourself.
So they sound very dangerous. - Gregory

44 Play-Doh

Toy guns or any kinda gun isn't good and guns should be illegal, the Hitler Doll is just sick, since he was sick, balloons aren't suitable for children under 8, fidget spinners weren't meant to be in school, the Easy Bake Oven was a bad idea anyway since kids CANNOT cook there own food, lawn darts is less dangerous in a video game, the Cabbage Patch Kids doll was just awful, that thing is just a toy garbage disposal, Forky contained googly eyes that are small enough to fall in children mouths, oh and the BB gun idea, why, but This? This has the texture and smell and even taste that even toddlers would want to put in their mouths. Choking hazard for anyone under the age of 7. - TheAwesomeDude54

Many kids look at play-doh, smell it and eat it, thinking it’s sweet food, leading to suffocating and health conditions. - Gregory

45 Forky

They have googly eyes made of plastic that could fall off and land on childrens' mouths, making them a potential choking hazard.
They were pulled from the shelves of the World of Disney at Disney Springs at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. - Gregory

I’ve seen Forkys and they don’t look like the eyes are gonna fall off.
- TheDuttyGyal

46 Squishies

My little cousin ripped them up

They’re rubber toys children can squish and modeled in different forms.
However, they’re reported to contain toxic chemicals such as styrene and toluene, causing damage to the nervous system, as well as the kidneys, and liver, and causes eye and respiratory irritation, along with allergic reactions.

Dimethylformamide has been on the list of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) in Europe since the end of 2012 because it’s harmful for reproduction and causes liver damage.

Unlike in Denmark, squishies are still available in the rest of Europe. - Gregory

47 Aqua Leisure Baby Boats

They were very flimsy and weak, so they ripped off and babies drowned.
They were recalled after such incidents. - Gregory

48 Dive Sticks
49 CSI: Fingerprint Examination
50 Toy Penguin Figures

It's just a penguin. Not dangerous 🐧 - Officialpen

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