Top 10 Toys Considered Choking Hazards

Gregory
Some toys, especially small ones, are considered choking hazard and many chi,Daren can’t distinguish them from food or candy.

Yet some toys were elastic and had strings capable of making someone strangle another or him/herself.

The Top Ten

1 Balloons

Stay away from these colorful toys

I can't believe these still exist.! They've caused countless choking incidents and they're still on the shelves?.
Serious choking hazard. - NateFam108

Yikes! - BorisRule

I HATE balloons. Thanks for putting these on here, they’re scary, pop and are a severe choking hazard. - NateFam101

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2 Legos Legos

Keep your Legos away from babies, this will save your child's life. - BorisRule

Yup, anything that can fit inside mouths away from anyone under age 3. - Gregory

Legos are amongst the most popular toys, and also amongst the top choking hazards, with many incidents of children choking, because, after all, you know they’re small pieces, and small pieces means choking hazard. - Gregory

3 Water Beads

Guh, Gregory, this one makes me feel sick! - BorisRule

Water beads were especially high as children thought they were candy and swallowed them, and since the human body’s mostly made up of water, the balls trapped inside the body expanded, leading to severe dehydration and significant injuries treated only by surgery.
Yet they weren't even detectable by X-rays.
Since they were so dangerous, they were recalled. - Gregory

4 Marbles

Marbles are small round objects and many children can’t distinguish small round colorful toys from candy, so they swallow them and choke.

Marbles are up here for that notoriety. - Gregory

5 Stretchy Toys

Stretchy toys like you'd find in ¢25 vending machines are usually small, meaning choking hazard, yet being stretchy, they’re a top example of toys used for strangulation.
Which was exactly what toys like yo-yo water balls were notorious for.
After all, 290 out of 406 people were reported for strangulation and the toys were recalled. - Gregory

6 Zulu Blow Gun

This gun is long and slender, making it a severe choking hazard.
Last time I know toy guns or any kind of guns aren’t good anyway. - Gregory

7 Boba Fett Action Figure

It fires mini rockets that have the potential to land in children’s mouths, making it a choking hazard. - Gregory

8 Magnetix

Magnetix were known for being choking hazard in the 1st place, but they were magnetic and when let go, they flung off like projectiles landing into people’s mouths and esophagus, causing them to choke and suffocate.
Yet worse was when they connected inside the body, more damage was made.
Yet a death along the way further proved the dangers of magnetix, so they were eventually recalled. - Gregory

9 Bindeez

Bindeez, whether you call them beadies, aqua dots, or pixos, are small little balls, and small equals choking hazard.
Yet the aqua dot version had an ingredient that turned into gamma hydroxybutyrate (the date rape drug) when swallowed, causing children to pass out and become ill. - Gregory

10 Fidget Spinners Fidget Spinners

Fidget Spinners may be notorious for distracting school students and containing dangerous levels of lead (the world’s 2nd most toxic household chemical), but they’re also known to be a choking hazard, with many reports of children choking on them.
Remember that children under 3 shouldn’t play with toys with a choking hazard warning. - Gregory

The Contenders

11 Kinder Surprise Kinder Surprise

These toys are extremely dangerous for babies/little kids. - NickelodeonYesAddminNo

My 2-year-old cousin loves this... - Misfire

Which is why it is banned in US of A. - BorisRule

There were drugs detected inside them
recently. - Gregory

12 Shopkins Shopkins

They’re small toys making them choking hazard. - Gregory

13 Polly Pocket

Has a ton of small pieces that could be choking hazards

They used to be small enough to fit in your pockets, but now they’re bigger.
Though there are still small parts that can make children choke. - Gregory

14 Balzac Toys

They were anywhere from small toys to large balloon toys, which all meant choking hazard.
Yet the balloon toys came with small white chips of plastic, which of course were a choking hazard. - Gregory

Balloons are choking hazard and if you’re under 3, stay away from them. - MonsterMadness201

I saw those at Disney when I was little. Thank goodness we don’t have to worry about children at Disney choking on these colorful toy balls. Yet the animals are important too. - FairytaleLover1

15 Super Balls

Super balls are small rubbery bouncy balls, which are all a recipe for a choking hazard.
Therefore they’re not suitable for children under 3.
Yet they’re often found in candy and vending machines, making them a likelihood of being swallowed by little children unwarned. - Gregory

Never eat colorful toys even if you think it’s candy. - JoshLover100

16 Play-Doh

Honestly, play-doh is really easy for little kids to mistake for food. What can I say? It has the color, texture, and even the smell of something that toddlers would like to put in their mouths. TOTAL CHOKING HAZARD!

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