For parents looking for the hottest toys this holiday season, here's a list of toys you need to avoid.
World Against Toys Causing Harm, Inc., or W.A.T.C.H., released its nominees for the “10 Worst Toys of 2017” on Tuesday. The list is based on "toys with inconsistent and inadequate warnings, cautions and age recommendations as well as other classic safety hazards that continue to re-appear year after year."
One such item on this year's list is the Spider-Man drone. The item, priced at $89.99 and sold at most big retailers, is presented as hazardous for the potential for eye and body impact injuries.
"W.A.T.C.H. OUT! This 'official movie edition' remote-control drone, based on the well-known Spiderman Superhero franchise, is sold for use by children," the warning states. "The 'performance drone,' designed to launch into the air powered by multiple rotating rotor blades is accompanied by numerous warnings, including the potential for 'damage or injury.'"
W.A.T.C.H. began publishing this top 10 list in 1991, but recent years has seen the addition of toys purchased online, with digital purchases increasing every year.
"This year’s toy report addressed the types of toy hazards available online, as well as in retail stores, so parents know what traps to avoid when buying toys," W.A.T.C.H. said.
W.A.T.C.H. has issued a safety list for parents to use when purchasing toys:
See our slideshow for the full top 10.
Copyright 2017 WIS. All rights reserved.