For the 42nd year in a row, the World Against Toys Causing Harm (W.A.T.C.H.) unveiled a list of items it says are the 10 Worst Toys of 2014 for this holiday season.
The group says safety concerns motivate them to create the list every year, just in time for holiday shopping season.
The toys on the 2014 list included a realistic-looking toy machine gun, a bow that shoots glowing arrows 145 feet, bottle rockets, a toy hammer marketed for three-year-olds and a pencil-turned-slingshot. Other toys made the list because of parts that could be choking hazards.
Here is the W.A.T.C.H. 2014 Worst Toys List:
1. Air Storm Firetek Bow
2. Radio Flyer Ziggle (sold at Target, Toys R Us and Amazon.com)
3. Catapencil (sold at Amazon.com, Ebay.com and Learning Express)
4. Alphabet Zoo Rock & Stack Pull Toy (sold at Amazon.com, Toys R Us and Magic Beans)
5. Swat Electric Machine Gun (sold at Kmart)
6. Wooden Instruments (sold at Walmart)
7. Bottle Rocket Party (sold at Walmart.com, Amazon.com and Village Toy Shop)
8. Lil’ Cutesies-Best Friends (sold at Kmart, Toys R Us and Amazon.com)
9. True Legends Orcs Battle Hammer (sold at Toys R Us)
10. Colored Hedgehog (sold at Toys R Us)