Дети Children get a lot of injuries, playing with innocent toys, at first glance. No matter how manufacturers try to create safe products, their omissions are sometimes serious. The American magazine Radar has compiled and compiled a list of the most dangerous children’s toys in history.
Although it is customary for them to write, at what age it is safe to use, but such things are dangerous to use even for adults! As a result of treatment of such toys, children receive mutilated extremities, poisoning, radioactive irradiation. In the US alone, at least 8 million dangerous toys are seized each year.
Everybody knows that you have to be extremely cautious with darts. The pointed arrows “Jarts” caused almost 7,000 injuries, received during the game. In this innocent, it would seem, darts cost the lives of four children. Jarts is a dart for lawns. In this version of the game, giant darts with sharp metal knobs are used. The game was finally banned in 1988.
A set of young physics.
Company A.C. Gilbert Companu develops and manufactures toys. Its founder, Alfred Gilbert, somehow started selling a set for young physicists. Earlier there was already a successful experience – young chemists and biologists got at their disposal toy microscopes, reagents and pipettes. But in 1951 an unusual toy appeared on sale – the U-238 Atomic Energy Lab. Probably, it was created taking into account the coming atomic age. So it was suggested that young scientists learn how to use the Geiger counter, an electroscope, a spintariskcope. Included with the book is a book with the main provisions of nuclear physics. But the highlight of the set were the samples of Uranus-238, then still considered harmless. Only a few years later it became known that this isotope is the cause of many serious diseases, including cancer and leukemia. A set of young physics could be bought for only $ 50, although it was on sale for only one year.
EZ Sale Company in the mid-80s released mini hammocks for children. However, the toy was terrible, in view of its ill-conceived design. Although it seemed that nothing dangerous in the hammock for $ 4 can not be. After all, there are no exploding parts or sharp ends. As a result, hammock victims for 8 years of sales were dozens of almost strangled children aged 5 to 17 years. The results of a special investigation on this issue were published at one time by the Washington Profile. The fastening scheme was unstable, and the inextensible nylon thread allowed children to get confused.
Mattel is internationally famous for its Barbie doll. However among other toys of the manufacturer there was also one, included in the rating of the most terrible. In 1996, the doll appeared Cabbage Patch. A funny toy could chew with its jaws. To feed her it followed with the help of special plastic food. However, children love experiments, as a result, a rubber monster chewed several fingers of a child, having pulled out a lot of shreds of hair. The whole creature snapped 35 fingers! Today, the toy can be found only in private collections of fans.
In 1994, a winged fairy Sky Dancer appeared on the shelves of stores. This is not a horrible outward appearance toy company Galoob Toys. Even the New York Times, describing the fairy, predicted her commercial success. It seemed that Barbie’s hegemony came to an end. Yes, and security seems to be guaranteed by soft feathers on the toy, from which there could be no harm. The figurine of the fairy settled on a beautiful stand. The toy was powered by a motor. From it, the doll started spinning on one leg and waving its wings. But as soon as the child touched the toy – it seemed like she was going crazy. As a result – numerous knocked out teeth, broken ribs and deep wounds on the body. Sales were curtailed after 150 appeals from parents whose children suffered from a hard-to-fly toy.Such a dangerous thing and you will not give the enemy.
The next place in the rating of terrible toys is the buckle-buckle “Bat Masterson Derringer Belt Gun”. In the movie “From Dusk Till Dawn” it was from this that they shot at vampires. Any ten-year-old had a dream about such hidden weapons. He was put on the market. Only here the manufacturer did not take into account one shortcoming of his weapon. The gun, attached to the buckle, shot heavy plugs to the side. But the toy often worked by itself, if the children simply bent or strained their stomachs. The cork left pretty bruises on the body.
In 1964, the game set Creepy Crawler (Terrible insect) was released. The children were offered to heat the tile to 300 degrees, melt the jelly substance there and fill the forms of different insects. But hot forms have led to frequent burns of fingers, besides being a potential source of a fire. It also turned out that the figurines of the smelly insects themselves were quite toxic.
In 1961, any child for just 12 dollars could get a 30-inch toy cannon by Johnny Rebba. It was a copy of the weapons used in the US in the Civil War. The gun could shoot small plastic balls, which were driven by a strong spring. As a result, the toy cores flew for a distance of up to 10 meters, but there was no way to aim at it. The balls hit the eyes and mouth, smashed the windows.
The popularity of the series “Star Cruiser Galaxy” has led to the emergence of numerous toys associated with the film. Among them is the rocket launcher, which appeared on sale in 1978. A small weapon fired plastic pellets with pneumatics. But just a year later, Mattel was forced to withdraw its products from circulation. Parents filed numerous claims for injuries to the eyes and even the intestines of children, there was even one fatal case – the child suffocated. The company paid then 14 million dollars.
A mad motorcycle.
The children’s bike looks pretty cute. But it turns out that under the innocent appearance of this vehicle, and even with the stroller, the hellish machine is hidden. The motorcycle was on the electric path, but the button of gas at it often sank. Parents with horror watched as their children at a decent speed crashed into the first obstacle can not slow down. The company Fischer-Price received several lawsuits because of broken limbs and was forced to withdraw from the sale of 218 thousand of already produced motorcycles.