BOSTON (AP) – Toy guns, kiddie pools, hoverboards and backyard trampolines are among the playthings that have made a consumer watchdog’s annual list of hazardous summer toys.
The Massachusetts-based World Against Toys Causing Harm, or W.A.T.C.H., has presented its annual report Tuesday at a children’s hospital in Boston.
Joan Siff, the group’s president, says the items named on the list aren’t the only risky toys on the market. She says they’re meant to represent the range of hazards faced by children with summer toys.
Siff says the summer months account for nearly half of all injury-related deaths to children. She adds that over 2.5 million children are injured in accidents each summer.
W.A.T.C.H. has released a “worst toys” list for more than 30 years.
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