Do not taunt Happy Fun Ball
As a parent, I'm as vigilant as the next guy on what my kids play with. If I had a dime for every time I've done the Heimlich after a trip to Dollar Tree, I'd be a rich man. (Just kidding.)
But most of the toys on do-gooder outfit W.A.T.C.H.'s "most dangerous" list are just goofy.
Nunchuks that may cause "impact injuries"? Sounds like a quality item, Clark.
Shotguns that shoot real rubber pellets? The perfect uppity-sister personal defense weapon.
A giant inflatable ball you can crawl into and careen down a hill into traffic? Coolest. Toy. Ever!
Seriously though. They rail against Spider-Man roller skates, not because they're poorly made, but because...
"Street Flyers LLC recommends on the toy's packaging that children ages 3 to 6 wear helmets, wrist guards, and knee and elbow pads while using these. However, the toy only comes with knee and elbow pads."What, no calling out the fork in our Disney Princesses place setting for not having cork eyeball protectors for the pointy end?
And Playskool's pull-along puppy is consigned to hell for having a pull string long enough to use. Should be no longer than 12 inches, they say.
That last one really bugs. My kids have a toy xylophone with a mallet tethered six inches from one end, so close you couldn't even play it. (We, of course, cut it free and replaced it with a jagged, rusty Slinky from 1947. Works like a charm and doubles as really effective nunchuks!)