Nerf gun, Power Rangers claw cited by toy safety watchdog
BOSTON (AP) — A rapid-fire Nerf gun, ice cream-scented Nickelodeon slime and a plastic Power Rangers claw are among the toys making a consumer safety group’s annual list of worst toys for the holidays.
World Against Toys Causing Harm, or WATCH, unveiled its list Tuesday at a Boston children’s hospital.
A realistic toy machine gun, the Pogo Trick Board, a yeti teddy bear and a pull-along caterpillar toy for infants also made the list.
The Massachusetts-based nonprofit says many of the products present choking, eye and other safety hazards found in poorly designed toys.
It also cites the products for having inconsistent and inadequate warning labels.
The industry trade group The Toy Association didn’t immediately respond to an email seeking comment. In the past, it has dismissed the list as biased and inaccurate.