The Worst Toys for the 2018 Holiday Season

Cabbage Patch Kids dolls, Pillow Pets and Nerf guns may all seem like good holiday gifts for children, but one group is warning otherwise. World Against Toys Causing Harm, also known as WATCH, released the 2018 top 10 list of worst holiday toys and featured those innocent ones just mentioned. The nonprofit organization says the toys included in its list pose choking hazards, risk blunt injuries and have the potential for facial injuries.

… For more than four decades, WATCH has released these lists to warn parents of the potential dangers that come with their children’s selection of toys on their holiday wish lists.

So what's wrong with these toys?

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Nickelodeon Nella Princess Knight Pillow Pets Sleeptime Lites

What does it do? Plush that beams night-sky images on the ceiling.

What's the warning from W.A.T.C.H.? Contains accessories that can be removed and swallowed and batteries may leak acid.

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Nerf Vortex VTX Praxis Blaster 

What does it do? It's a rifle firing plastic discs. 

What's the warning from W.A.T.C.H.? You're kidding, right? Eye and facial injuries.


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Marvel Black Panther Slash Claw

What does it do? A rigid plastic claw that fits easily over little hands.

What's the warning from W.A.T.C.H.? You're kidding, right? Eye and facial injuries.


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Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel Superstar Blade

What does it do? It's a spring-loaded plastic blade.

What's the warning from W.A.T.C.H.? You're kidding, right? It's a spring-loaded plastic blade. Impact injuries to face and body.


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Cabbage Patch Kids Dance Time Doll

What does it do? Be adorable

What's the warning from W.A.T.C.H.? Headband can be removed and swallowed, particularly by oral-age kids.


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Zoo Jamz Xylophone

What does it do? It's an easy-to-play electronic musical instrument aimed at infants.

What's the warning from W.A.T.C.H.? Although the drum stick securely fastened, it could block a child’s airway if mouthed.


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Nici Wonderland Doll: Miniclara the Ballerina

What does it do? It's a plush, big-footed doll holding a kitten.

What's the warning from W.A.T.C.H.? The plush kitten may be removed and ingested.


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Stomp Rocket Ultra Rocket

What does it do? It's a plastic rocket that can soar as high as 200 feet when inflated launcher is stomped. What could possibly go wrong?

What's the warning from W.A.T.C.H.? Serious eye and face injuries.


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Cutting Fruit

What does it do? Magnetic fruit can be halved with dull plastic knife.

What's the warning from W.A.T.C.H.? Blunt trauma and puncture wounds


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Chien Á Promener Pull Along Dog

What does it do: Follows you. It's a string attached to a wooden dog on wheels.

What's the warning from W.A.T.C.H.? Entanglement and strangulation.

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