Godzilla and Power Rangers Make Annual Dangerous Toys List

Gigan a Danger to the Kiddies?

Every year, World Against Toys Causing Harm (WATCH) compiles a list of the toys with the "worst potential to cause childhood injuries, or even death." This year, the Power Rangers Samurai Mega Blade and a “Gigan” Godzilla Figure made the list. 

 

POWER RANGERS SAMURAI MEGA BLADE
POWER RANGERS SAMURAI MEGA BLADE

Price:  $26.99
Manufacturer or Distributor: Bandai
Purchased: Toys R Us (also available Kmart.com and Walmart.com)
Age Recommendation: “4+” and “Ages 4 and up”
Warnings: Package insert:  “CAUTION: PLEASE READ BEFORE PLAYING WITH TOY.  Do not: (1) aim toy at anyone, (2) hit anyone with toy, (3) poke anyone with toy, (4) swing toy at anyone….”; and other cautions and warnings.

 

HAZARD: POTENTIAL FOR IMPACT INJURIES!

 
 

"W.A.T.C.H. OUT!  Young children are encouraged to pull a release and flip-open this rigid plastic Power Rangers Samurai “sword”, which “extends 2 feet!” according to the packaging. The blade has the potential to cause serious facial or other impact injuries."

 
“GIGAN” GODZILLA FIGURE
“GIGAN” GODZILLA FIGURE

Price:  $22.99
Manufacturer or Distributor: Bandai
Purchased: Toys R US
Age Recommendation: “4+”
Warnings: “WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD – Small parts.  Not for children under 3 years.”

HAZARD: POTENTIAL FOR IMPACT AND PUNCTURE WOUND INJURIES! 

 

"W.A.T.C.H. OUT!  This “12[-inch] Classic Godzilla Figure”, referenced on the packaging as the character “Gigan”, features rigid, pointed fins and wings, as well as sharp, dagger-like attachments on its arms. Such unforgiving, plastic protrusions present the potential for penetrating and impact injuries."

 

See the full list here

 

Via Collection DX, who also presents a discussion of WATCH's vested interests.

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