Five Most Threatening Toys Of All Time
Toys are meant to be safe, right? Infact, it is the essence of any toy that you get for a little kid. Truth is, there are a number of toys from the past that have gone totally against that principle. Here’s a look at the five most dangerous toys from the past.
Austin Magic Pistol
This one was meant to be a hand cannon which was passed on to shop shelves for some reason in the 1940s. Kids would see this and express their wish to get it. What the parents didn’t realize during the purchase is that the package included calcium carbide that goes off when water is added to it. The pistol would fire ping pong balls at blazing speeds but it would make a deadly fireball as a result.
Cabbage Patch Dolls
These dolls had mouths that contained a motor within which would swallow plastic food that kids would try feeding it. Unsurprisingly, children were tempted to try feeding them more than just plastic, their hair for instance. Since there was no on/off switch, a little girl had nearly all her hair swallowed in the process.
Some kids absolutely love their fake cooking utensils but this one is not a toy for kids; hence, highly unpopular in its time. The model designed in year 2006 left 77 children with severely burned fingers. Since then it has remained under redesigning phase but it still proves to be extremely dangerous for kids.
Their look probably gives it away. The darts were pointy and heavy that was a recipe for disaster. This resulted in a total of 6700 injuries along with 4 deaths after which these were banned for good in 1988. The latest variants you find in the market now use cheap plastic tips. Sanity prevails.
Sky Rangers Park Flying Radio Control Airplanes
Guess what else has ‘explosive’ tendencies…yes, these God-forsaken planes. It’s not the danger of the planes hitting someone but the risk of them exploding that made them lethal. No wonder 50 injuries were reported with several children losing the ability to hear and some with eye injuries and burns.