From magnets that can rip through your. Body, to dangerous mini trampolines for your. Feet, and to 600 degree toy ovens that can burn your hands. Today, we’re going to take a look. At 15 band Toys that Can Kill part Two. Stay tuned until the end of the. story story for one of the most dangerous toys you’ve ever seen. Let’s get started with number 15 moon shoes.
What could go wrong with mini trampolines for your feet? Everything. In the moon shoes. A single lousy jump may easily result. In a fractured ankle. More impressively, the 1970s moon shoes were. Made up of many jagged metal parts. So kids were effectively walking around with many trampolines built out of bear traps on their feet. It’s a big note of bouncing around with trampolines on your feet. While the moon shoes might not sound.
Too bad, you’ll see the Bucky Balls. Toys later in this story. And they can literally tear holes in your body if accidentally swallowed. Ouch. Moving on to number 14, slap Bracelets. A toy that emphasizes slap in the name doesn’t exactly evoke mental images of a harmless toy. As slap bracelets included a stainless steel spring band, the wristband had the potential to do some severe injury.
Welts would develop from it if slapped a little too hard, and the band could give nasty cuts if the steel interior were exposed. Moving on to number 13, the Austin Magic Pistol. What were the children of the 1950s to do with Nerf guns at least 20 years away? Austin Magic Pistol it is. It can fire a ping pong ball with a long, long way and has.
A look straight out of Flash Gordon. The only issue was that it had a simple calcium carbide. When mixed with water or even saliva. It will expand and explode. It’s technically considered buying a firearm in many states. Wait until you hear about buggy balls later in this story, which is way unsafe. Moving on to number twelve, Rollerblade Barbie.
Barbie is undoubtedly the most famous toy globally, yet some of her incarnations have. Sparked debate because of her flashing skates. Rollerblade Barbie was a oneofa kind character. When you roll them over a flat surface while flashing harmless Led lights, they literally fire out sparks too. Sparks and children are unquestionably a bad mix, and so there was a risk.
Of getting burned or causing fires. Moving on to number eleven, burger King Pokemon Toys. Burger King began giving out Pokemon Ball toys with their kids meals. Towards the end of 1999. It opened up to reveal a small plastic Pokemon toy inside. No, it wasn’t the toys that were the problem. It was the balls that concealed it. Tragically, a 13 month old and a four month old child suffocated to death.
When one half of the plastic balls became suctioned onto their faces and rendered them unable to breathe. Keep watching to see Bucky Ball that’s way more harmful. Moving on to number ten. Clackers. This toy didn’t just look like a weapon, it also acted like one. Made of two metal hard plastic balls. Kids would crack their crackers as fast.
And hard as they could. It was good fun for a while until they were banned. It often cracked if they struck each other too hard. Children also often hit themselves or others. In the face, causing black eyes, nosebleeds, and other injuries. Moving on to number nine battlestar Galactica colonial Viper. Have you ever wondered why every toy with a piece smaller than a baseball is labeled with a choking hazard? All thanks to the Colonial Viper from Battlestar Galactica.
When it was in production, the spacecraft. Was a massive hit with Battlestar Galactica fans due to its ability to space. Missiles around the room. That is, until one of the tiny missiles accidentally made its way into the mouth of a child. In 1978, a four year old very unfortunately shot in his mouth and choked it out. After the child’s passing, toy companies worldwide. Added warnings to their products about small.
Pieces within their products. Bucky ball later in this story has caused a lot of harm to children, too. Keep watching. Moving on to number eight, creepy crawlers. When you think about it, the concept of the creepy crawlers toy was pretty awesome. You got the chance to create your bugs and creepy crawlies. Unfortunately, the idea was there, but the.
Practicality of the toy wasn’t. To make these bugs, children had to melt supposedly nontoxic plastic over a glorified grill. The idea was pretty much to let. Kids mold their spiders and bugs out. Of plastic, all the while breathing potentially toxic and deadly fumes. Oh, and burning their fingers on the. Sizzling odd plate, too. Moving on to number seven, gilbert Glass Blowing set. There are some things that children really shouldn’t learn at such a young age.
And glass blowing is one of them. Nonetheless, the company thought it would be a great idea to teach children to. Play with fire and glass. It was incredibly dangerous, as it required a person blowing into a lot of. Scorching hot, molten glass. The glass had to be around 10. Degrees Fahrenheit before it reached its softening point. It’s no surprise that this toy was eventually taken off shelves from being way too dangerous.
Bucky balls could pull themselves together inside of you. Stay tuned. Moving on to number six hoverboards. Hoverboards were all the craze a few. Years ago, but their popularity lasted only a few months. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that a selfbalancing scooter will inevitably. Result in injuries to children. It just looks dangerous, too. Funnily enough, there was no massive issue with kids injuring themselves by falling off the boards.
Instead, problems began when the hoverboards began to explode while in use and reports started to pour in. The lithiumion battery pack in hoverboards was found to be prone to overheating, causing a severe fire risk. Moving on to number five sky Rangers Park Flyer radio controlled airplane. The Sky Rangers Park Flyer toy was supposed to be a basic radio controlled airplane.
The concept was straightforward turn on the plane, give it a gentle toss, and use the radio controller to guide it through the air. This remote controlled airplane, on the other. Hand, had a horrible history of exploding. Worse, because the planes were launched by. Hand, they often blew up next to kids’heads. The consumer product Safety Commission received 45 reports of planes exploding and injuring people. The shrapnellike debris that flew from the.
Exploding planes caused injuries to the eyes. Ears, face, and chest. There were additional reports of temporary hearing loss, too. Moving on to number four atomic laboratory kits. Toys for kids come in different forms and sizes. Still, none have ever been as notorious as the atomic Energy Laboratory. It’s perhaps one of the most shocking. Ones in this list, which contains actual radioactive materials.
Sciencebased toys still win over parents today, but we guess this particular 60s chemistry. Kit wouldn’t pass muster anymore. The set’s creator had intended to create the equipment so that children could create. And watch chemical reactions and get inspired. To pursue careers in science. What’s the problem? It comes with four different varieties of. Uranium ore, each potentially more deadly than a choking hazard. The strange part is that this toy kit was available for a year.
It was only pulled off the shelves because children disliked it, not for grounds of safety. Starting out, things get serious. It’s now time to look at the. Toy stove, which exceeds 600 degrees fahrenheit. A gun that could potentially lead to death, and then finally, the bag that could break through your bodily tissues. Like we’ve been talking all through this story, number three empire Little Lady stove.
Unfortunately, as we saw in the first part of the story, the Easy bake oven isn’t the only oven in history to come with a warning label. While the easy bake oven had its. Problems, it was made of room temperature compared to the Empire Little Lady stove. In the 1960s, somebody thought it would be a perfect idea to give children the chance to play with a real life stove.
It had both an oven and a stove top. This meant that little girls basically used a hot plate. Unsupervised the stove offered kids to play with a stove that could reach 600 degrees Fahrenheit. For safety concerns, the stoves we have automatically cut off when the temperature reaches 550 degrees. What could a child possibly want to prepare that needs a temperature of 600 degrees? It’s safe to say that this toy.
Didn’T last long on the market. Moving on to number two zulu blow gun. Here is a recipe for disaster. Give a child a toy that requires placing an item to the mouth to blow an object out, and then count. The seconds until choking ensues. This is the Zulu blow gun in. A nutshell, rising to popularity among children. Back in the 50s, this toy let. Kids shoot harmless foam pellets at each other. The problem is, the Zulu blow gun requires a mighty gust of breath to launch its projectile. Thus, kids would often breathe in too deeply, which could cause the projectile to.
Be inhaled, potentially leading to death. Some kids even tried loading their Zulus with needles. But it wasn’t long before emergency rooms. Around the country began seeing a surge. In accidental ingestion of plastic darts. It is so dangerous that it has been outright banned in the United Kingdom. Now we move on to the moment.
You’Ve all been waiting for number one bucky Balls. Let’s face it, give some kids toy balls in any shape and size, and you may have a problem on your hands. Bucky balls were toy magnets that you could stick together to create all kinds of fun designs. Unlike other magnets, these were made of neodymium, a permanent magnet made from alloy. The strong attraction of each magnet draws them together forcefully. This means these magnets can pull themselves.
Together inside of you, even if it means breaking through bodily tissues. No, this isn’t to make you curl your toes in pain. More than a few children have swallowed. Bits of the desk toy unintentionally.