It’s true: toys can kill you.
The question is, “which toys”?
Now, it should be obvious – creepy killer toys like Child’s Play’s CHUCKY can *literally* kill you, ’cause it’s a demon-possessed toy intent on killing everyone.
But that’s not what we’re talking about here.
We’re talking about the fact that every year, about 150,000 kids (more or less) go to the hospital for a toy-related injury.
“You’ll shoot your eye out, kid” never rang so true. But it’s not Red Ryder shotguns that are injuring the most kids – no, the TOYS THAT PARENTS SHOULD AVOID GIVING TO THEIR CHILDREN are RIDE-ON TOYS, according to a study from Clinical Pediatrics, who reviewed hospital visit statistics over 20 years.
Some other items from their report:
- A child is injured by a toy every three minutes.
- The most common type of injuries were falls, collisions, and swallowing parts
- Boys are more likely to be injured by a toy than girls are
- Most toy injuries occur to 2-year-olds
- Girls should avoid the playground see-saw
- Using hospital elevators can kill you
- Hospital infections kill someone every six minutes
- Why teddy bears are the scariest toys you can give a child
- Pubic hair mishaps on the rise. (Gives new meaning to Wax on, Wax off)
- Parents: Don’t let your kids play in the bouncy castle ever again