The consumer group World Against Toys Causing Harm (Watch) has released its 10 Worst Toys list of 2011 -- just in time for Black Friday.
The risky features on these toys include having sharp protrusions, requiring high amounts of electricity for function, and projectile issues.
Any recall is too late in the process, Watch President Joan Siff said, Reuters reported. Testing cannot take place in the marketplace.
One item -- the Incredible Shrinky Dinks Maker -- had warnings on the package, the insert, and the actual product, and one of the warnings was for a shock hazard, Watch noted.
A product with so many inherent hazards does not lend itself to use in a home environment with children, Watch wrote on its Web site.
Following are photos of some of the toys. The full list can be found by clicking here.
Watch released its list of the 10 "worst" toys of 2011.
One of the hazards of the Incredible Shrinky Dinks Maker, Watch said, was the amount of electricity required to make it work.
This pulling duck is made by HABA, a wood toy-manufacturing company based in Germany. Watch contended the duck's string is too long (33 inches) and noted that 12 inches is the standard length for strings on crib and playpen toys.
The sword in the Sword Fighting Jack Sparrow doll could cause eye injuries, among others, Watch said.
Watch cited the numerous sharp points on this Godzilla "Gigan" character toy as potential hazards.
Watch said that when a kid pulls a release, the sword extends two feet, which could cause impact injuries.
Watch cited the warnings on the toy's package, which include alerting anyone close to the intended target.