Watchdog’s List of 10 Most Hazardous Toys Has Its Critics

By | November 17, 2016

  • November 17, 2016 at 1:20 pm
    Irwin Mainway says:
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    Kids can have a lot of fun with toys like these. Just giving the consumer what they want.

  • November 17, 2016 at 1:39 pm
    Rosenblatt says:
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    Anyone else remember the SNL sketch with Dan Aykroyd as Irwin Mainway, President of Mainway Toys?

    • November 17, 2016 at 3:18 pm
      Louie says:
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      “See this here? This is the Bag of Glass. The kids love it!”

      • November 17, 2016 at 3:38 pm
        Rosenblatt says:
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        (had to dive into the transcripts for this reply)

        The average kid….he picks up…broken glass anywhere, you know? The beach, the street, garbage cans, parking lots, all over the place in any big city. We’re just packaging what the kids want! I mean, it’s a creative toy, you know?

        Look, we put a label on every bag that says, “Kid! Be careful – broken glass!”

        • November 17, 2016 at 4:45 pm
          louie says:
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          Nice work getting the transcript! that’s some dedication.

          “Invisible Pedestrian. We put a label that says, “Not for blind kids!”

  • November 17, 2016 at 2:07 pm
    Jack Kanauph says:
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    Makes you wonder how the Baby Boomers survived without a Watchdog telling our parents what not to buy. We had homemade slingshots that shot rocks. Most toys had a long string. We had guns with caps. So much danger.

    • November 17, 2016 at 3:10 pm
      TxLady says:
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      And so much fun, Jack. Woodburning kits, chemistry sets, the original EZ bake oven, erector sets, thing makers. All dangerous, but we survived.

  • November 17, 2016 at 3:47 pm
    Jenifer M-K says:
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    Not to be a buzz kill, but “we always survived” is a frequent response to these kinds of warnings. Sure, WE did, but has anyone actually researched the records of injuries and possibly even deaths caused by the “old” toys that “we” thought were so safe? There’s a reason for these concerns and warnings, you know, they don’t just come out of thin air.

  • November 17, 2016 at 5:31 pm
    QueenCity#1 says:
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    Nobody uses common sense anymore. Let’s just put a warning label on everything. Pretty soon, we’re going to need instructions on how to breathe.



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