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Fidget spinners make consumer safety group's 'worst toys' list

Fidget spinners, a Nerf crossbow and Spider-Man drone all topped a consumer safety group’s list of the 10 toys your child is most likely to shoot their eye out with this year.

The Boston-based World Against Toys Causing Harm, or WATCH, unveiled the list on Tuesday at a children’s hospital.

The fidget spinner has parts that could make it a choking hazard, according to WATCH.

The fidget spinner has parts that could make it a choking hazard, according to WATCH.

This year, the organization focused the list on toys with small parts that put children at risk of choking and toys with inadequate warning labels. According to WATCH, at least 15 toys have been recalled since last December, including some hugely popular fidget spinners containing high levels of lead.

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“Every child deserves to be as safe as possible, and every parent, every medical provider, every caretaker needs to have as much information as possible to keep children as safe as possible,” a spokeswoman said at Tuesday’s press conference.

The full list of 2017’s worst toys:

Spider-Man Spider-Drone is an actual drone so adult supervision should be required.

Spider-Man Spider-Drone is an actual drone so adult supervision should be required.

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1. Spider-Man spider Drone

This drone is just as powerful as any other, as is its “damage or injury” probability, WATCH said, due to its multiple high-speed “rotating rotor blades.”

2. Pull Along Pony

A “potential for strangulation and entanglement injuries” via this menacing plastic pony is cited.

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3. Hallmark “Itty Bittys” Baby Stacking Toy

Recalled by The Consumer Product Safety Commission in August, this toy lacks an age recommendation, according to WATCH.

4. Wonder Woman Battle-Action Sword

Unsupervised play could easily lead to “blunt force injuries.”

Nerf Zombie Strike Deadbolt Crossbow — as deadly as it sounds? Probably not.

Nerf Zombie Strike Deadbolt Crossbow — as deadly as it sounds? Probably not.

(Amazon)

5. Nerf Zombie Strike Deadbolt Crossbow

As deadly as it sounds? Probably not. But a toy crossbow can still cause eye and facial injuries, WATCH warns.

6. Jetts Heel Wheels

A “real sparking” effect could cause fire-related burn injuries with these strap-on roller skates, according to WATCH.

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7. Slackers Slackline Classic Series Kit

“A strangulation hazard” awaits kids of “all ages” on this literal tightrope meant to be tied between two trees and balanced on.

Fidget spinners made the list of the worst toys of the year.

Fidget spinners made the list of the worst toys of the year.

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8. Hand Fidgetz Spinners

Another choking hazard, according to WATCH.

9. Oval Xylophone

The stick for this musical instrument could block a (very large-mouthed) baby’s airway, according to WATCH.

10. Brianna Babydoll

Beware the pink ponytail holders on this doll — a child could choke on them, WATCH claims.

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