Top 10 Toys that Should Be Banned

Here’s a list of toys that are still there but are likely to be recalled in the future.
The Top Ten
1 Trampolines

Trampolines have long been a source of fun for many children.

However, the unfortunate downside is that they have led to countless injuries, such as broken bones and concussions. Even worse, between 1990 and 1999, 11 people died after using trampolines and falling, resulting in more deaths than from any other toy ever made.

Even with the addition of safety netting, people continue to get injured and killed on trampolines. There's a reason they are considered the most dangerous toys ever invented, and yet they are still on the market. They deserve to be banned for the safety of children worldwide, especially given the numerous complaints and lawsuits filed for being dangerous.

Trampolines should only be used by professionally skilled and trained acrobats. Many children simply do not possess the skills to use them safely, no offense intended.

Trampolines, such as recreational ones, are extremely dangerous, and many children don't realize the risk they're putting themselves in. There's netting, but that doesn't completely stop injuries or deaths from happening. They have caused more injuries and deaths than any other toy invented and should never be placed at or near homes.

Now, amusement park trampolines exist and were designed to be structurally safe, but parental supervision is required for further safety.

2 Fidget Spinners

Fidget spinners were intended to help children calm down from disorders and anxiety. However, they have instead caused distractions, leading schools to ban them. They have also been known to cause injuries to unsuspecting children. Some were even pulled off the shelves for containing dangerous amounts of lead - up to a whopping 33,000 parts per million. Electronic versions have overheated and caused fires. Fidget spinners are not entirely safe.

Fidget Spinners were invented in 1993 and became hugely popular. They trended again in 2017, captivating many children who enjoyed letting them spin for extended periods of time.

Unfortunately, these toys are known to distract children, leading to bans in schools.

Not only that, but many people have been injured by them. Some fidget spinners sold in Target stores were even banned for containing extremely high levels of lead, an astonishing 33,000 parts per million (ppm), or 3.3%. This is far higher than the 40 ppm (0.004%) limit recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). In fact, they contained a whopping 825 times that level. Despite this, many fidget spinners are still available worldwide, and the risks continue to increase.

Originally designed to help children with ADHD and autism, these toys have unfortunately only led to distractions and dangers. The metal circles come off easily and present a choking hazard for children.

For all these reasons, fidget spinners have made it onto the list of dangerous toys that should be banned in the future.

3 Baby Walkers

Baby walkers have caused injuries to infants, affecting their ability to move properly. They should be banned in the future.

These toys have led to the hospitalization of multiple children due to numerous injuries caused by their design. Despite being dangerous, they are still on the market but should be banned in the future.

4 Gunslinger

Toy guns are dangerous, and this one is no exception. It's still on the market and should be banned.

5 Jibber Jabbers

These toys were known to allow players to simulate choking their necks and produce choking sounds. They also encouraged shaking babies, leading to shaken baby syndrome. These toys should be on the list for potential banning in the future.

6 Zulu Blow Gun

Anything called a gun is not suitable for play and poses a severe choking hazard, making it highly dangerous.

7 Boba Fett Action Figure

This toy could have been a hit with Star Wars fans, but it was designed to fire rockets. Incidents occurred where the rockets flew into children's mouths, causing them to choke and suffocate. Despite its dangers, it is still on the market, albeit at a much higher price.

8 Cylon (Battlestar Galactica)

This toy allowed children to fire fake missiles, which led to multiple injuries and property damage. Toy weapons of any kind are hazardous, and this one is still on the market.

9 Hannah Montana Pop Star Card Game

We all know Miley Cyrus messed up, but that wasn't the problem with this toy. The problem was that it contained harmful amounts of lead, at 3,000 parts per million. The toys were still on the shelves because the lead was in the vinyl - a carcinogenic material - rather than in the paint, and the law only applies to paint. Because these toys have vinyl, they put children at greater risk of cancer, and children are more susceptible to vinyl-induced cancer than adults.

The Hannah Montana Pop Star Card Game would have been a potential choice if it hadn't failed safety tests by containing dangerously high levels of lead.

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) states that no toys should contain more than 40 parts per million (0.004%) lead. However, the Hannah Montana Pop Star Card Game contained 75 times that level, at a whopping 3,000 parts per million (0.3%).

Although the lead was contained in the vinyl rather than the paint, kids coming into contact with or swallowing the lead have reported serious health problems, including lead poisoning. Because the lead is in the vinyl rather than the paint, the toys are still on the market shelves. They should be considered for banning, at least until a modified version can be produced that adheres to safety standards. Specifically, the level of lead should be reduced to no more than 40 parts per million for safety reasons.

After all, better safe than sorry.

10 Burger King’s Pokémon Toys 1999

These toys were so dangerous that they had to be recalled. They caused more incidents than any other toys, aside from Kinder Surprise and trampolines.

It's similar to Kinder Surprise.
How old were the kids?
Children aged 0-3 should not have Kinder Surprise.

Not only did Pokémon Go lead to injuries, but toys related to Pokémon: The Movie also posed risks.

The Contenders
11 Rubber Band Guns

First of all, toy guns of any kind are not safe. Second, rubber bands themselves can be dangerous, and this toy was no exception. It fired rubber bands at people, causing numerous skin injuries and even lacerations. Despite the complaints it generated, these toys are still available for purchase.

They are guns, and anything with guns in it is bad.

12 Kinder Surprise

They've caused countless children to choke on the small pieces, yet they were once banned in the U.S.

However, they still exist in the rest of the world.

The worst part is that 10 children have died in the U.K. after eating the candy inside the eggs, making it the second deadliest toy ever made, only behind home trampolines, which have killed 11.

It was recently discovered that there were drugs inside these toys and their candy, making them even more dangerous.

They should be considered for a worldwide ban for the safety of children and everyone in general.

Ten children worldwide have died from Kinder Surprise, which was introduced in 1974 and is owned by Ferrero Food Service (FFS). It has been banned because ten children died from it.

Proof that eggs are evil.

13 Springballs

These were designed to help children with balance, but unfortunately, many children have fallen and sustained injuries. Despite this, they have not been banned.

14 Non-edible Play-Doh

Play-Doh puts children at further risk of suffocation due to confusion between non-edible substances and food. Play-Doh has the color, smell, texture, and taste that babies find appealing, and since babies put everything in their mouths, it becomes a total choking hazard. Standard Play-Doh is not meant to be eaten, so the company needs to rethink its business strategy.

Unfortunately, standard Play-Doh is not edible, and many kids think it's food. As a result, they eat it and suffer health conditions, including suffocation. Edible Play-Doh should be the only type available for the safety of young children.

15 Furby
16 Leapfrog Fun & Learn Phonics Bus

These toys are being used by some children as skateboards, putting them at risk of tripping and getting injured. Some even try to ride them down stairs, also posing a risk of fall injuries. While not designed to be skateboards, very young children may not fully understand how safe or dangerous a toy is.

They can be deadly if not used properly.

17 LEGO playsets that fire rockets

Of course, the little rockets can land in people's mouths and cause choking, and Legos in general are also choking hazards.

18 Sky Dancer Dolls
19 Toy Knives
20 Vinyl Beach Balls

Beach balls are made of vinyl, which is extremely toxic and carcinogenic, putting people at risk of cancer. Vinyl even emits fumes, which also pose a risk of cancer. The risk is increased by a factor of six, and children are at greater risk of such cancers than adults. Moreover, children are the ones who usually play with beach balls.

If they were replaced with non-toxic, biodegradable ones, the risk of such cancers would be unlikely. Cancer kills people every year, both kids and adults. Additionally, vinyl is bad for the environment and is one of the materials responsible for unwanted climate change and global warming. Therefore, if these toxic beach balls were banned and replaced with biodegradable ones, the environment would be safer.

21 Wubble Bubble Balls

Many kids don't realize the inflation point has a bull's-eye pattern that makes the ball overall look like a female chest part. What were the designers thinking when they created this toy? Kids should never be exposed to such vulgar imagery.

22 Plastic Food
23 Hatchimals
24 FIJIT Friends
25 Shopkins
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