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   U.S. Public Interest Research Group again warns parents of dangerous toys for children. Number one this year is the new "What are you wearing?" phone call Elmo doll

22 Nov 2012 11:02 AM   |   3546 clicks   |   Today
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Generation_D    [TotalFark]  
Concerned parents are concerned.

22 Nov 2012 08:33 AM
Mr. Coffee Nerves    [TotalFark]  
I thought it would be the "Ok, you put your fist up ME, so..." Elmo puppet

22 Nov 2012 10:39 AM
Krymson Tyde     
People have always complained about toys being unsafe. I remember one Christmas years ago when I got a Bag O' Glass. Best. Toy. Ever. Sadly it was taken off the market shortly thereafter.

22 Nov 2012 11:02 AM
Eddie Adams from Torrance    [TotalFark]  
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Does not approve.

22 Nov 2012 11:02 AM
crazytrain     
Hey, I guess Big Bird really is behind Obama!

//try the veal

22 Nov 2012 11:05 AM
Im_Gumby     
I miss Little Johnny Switchblade...

22 Nov 2012 11:09 AM
Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo     
Tickle Me Slow Then Fast Elmo?

22 Nov 2012 11:10 AM
Crackers Are a Family Food     
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"I'm anatomically correct! Go on, take a peek!"

22 Nov 2012 11:12 AM
skinink     

Hehe, Romney was right that a muppet needed to be fired after all. He just picked the wrong one.


/Failed October Surprise.


22 Nov 2012 11:13 AM
the_colonel     

22 Nov 2012 11:15 AM
simrobert2001     
Vtech's "Explore and Learn Helicopter," a pull toy recommended for children 12 to 36 months, made the W.A.T.C.H. list because of its approximately 24-inch cord. That's long enough to create the potential for strangulation

I can see this. Not sure why a toy would need a 24 inch cord. But seriously, parents, watch your children.

Bandai's "Super Samurai Shogun Helmet" has an attachable crown with pointed tips made from rigid plastic. The package warns not to hit or poke anyone with the toy. W.A.T.C.H. says the 9" tips have the potential for "penetrating impact and puncture wound" injuries.

Well, Duh. hell, I Could've seen that from a mile away. Why are you giving these toys to children so violent that they'd use the helmet to puncture people, anyway?

A water balloon launcher made by Water Sports, LLC and sold on Amazon.com claims to have the capability to shoot balloons at speeds up to 75 mph. The manufacturer's warning reads: "Can cause severe injury or facial damage..."

Are parents not watching what their children play with? Seriously, give it to a 15 or 16 year old, but not a 5 year old. Giving it to a 5 or 6 year old is like having Darwin visit for Christmas.

W.A.T.C.H. found that many toys available online have retailer warnings and age recommendations that "are inconsistent with those supplied by manufacturers." In some cases, the warnings are not there at all.
"Such omissions and inconsistencies regarding important safety information can lead to misinformed, and potentially dangerous, consumer purchases," W.A.T.C.H. stated in its news release.


Okay, THIS I can see getting angry about.

22 Nov 2012 11:15 AM
Sir Arthur Streeb-Greebling     
Tickle me prostate Elmo.

22 Nov 2012 11:15 AM
Head_Shot     
U SPIRG?

/you spourg.
//really?!?

22 Nov 2012 11:17 AM
Pardon Me Sultan     
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Have fun! Don't do anything interesting!

22 Nov 2012 11:18 AM
tetsoushima     
I remember one year I saw a video of Mayor David Dinkins shooting sharpened pencils about half-way into a pumpkin using an awesomely unsafe toy gun. All I could think about as a kid was, "Where the hell can I get one of those!?"

22 Nov 2012 11:19 AM
LevonLongoria     
Daddy wants: 
Link

22 Nov 2012 11:22 AM
rnatalie    [TotalFark]  
What do you want with a character that has a gay man's fist up his ass all the time.

22 Nov 2012 11:25 AM
vudukungfu    [TotalFark]  
11th Holiday Season: Beater car to drive around the farm.
12th: Marlin .22 rifle.
13th: Winchester 30-30
14th: Permission to use saved money to go west for 2 weeks and live on a ranch.

No bubble wrap at our house.

22 Nov 2012 11:25 AM
Alleyoop     
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22 Nov 2012 11:26 AM
radarlove     
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22 Nov 2012 11:27 AM
db2     
Up to about 2 or 3 years of age, yes, kids are too stupid for their own good, and you need to protect them from themselves. But after that, it's time to learn about risk assessment, and buy them the toys that shoot hard, plastic objects, and can cause an assortment of fun superficial injuries. Pain is an excellent teacher.

22 Nov 2012 11:27 AM
MikeMc     
My new Elmo toy ideas:

"Tickle My Prostate" Elmo
"Can You Show Me Where The Man Touched You?" Elmo
"Please, No, Anywhere But There!" Elmo

22 Nov 2012 11:29 AM
ms_lara_croft    [TotalFark]  
"You'll put your eye out with that thing!"

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22 Nov 2012 11:29 AM
ruhemaus     
Link
An inflatable ball is now seen as the #2 most dangerous toy for 2012!?

I weep for our youth that they've become so coddled that an INFLATABLE BALL is seen as unsafe.

22 Nov 2012 11:33 AM
StreetlightInTheGhetto     
Man, I hate PIRG. But damn are they good at stupid self-promotion. At least the WATCH list actually had decent info on it instead "so one thing in 200 had too much lead on it"

/also, giving the 2 year old in my family an invisible Pedestrian costume next Halloween

22 Nov 2012 11:37 AM
Hunter_S_Thompson     

vudukungfu: 11th Holiday Season: Beater car to drive around the farm.
12th: Marlin .22 rifle.
13th: Winchester 30-30
14th: Permission to use saved money to go west for 2 weeks and live on a ranch.

No bubble wrap at our house.


This kind of talk scares the average Farker absolutely shiatless, you know this right?

22 Nov 2012 11:37 AM
StoPPeRmobile     
Whar sleds?

22 Nov 2012 11:39 AM
Swoop1809     
Are these the same bastards that ruined Buckyballs?
I just ordered a set of Buckycubes before they go away forever


/stupid kids

22 Nov 2012 11:39 AM
natas6.0     
wow
if an inflatable ball is too dangerous, there needs to be a serious culling
we don't need someone who is endangered by something like that
to grow older and breed

22 Nov 2012 11:40 AM
MikeMc     

Hunter_S_Thompson: vudukungfu: 11th Holiday Season: Beater car to drive around the farm.
12th: Marlin .22 rifle.
13th: Winchester 30-30
14th: Permission to use saved money to go west for 2 weeks and live on a ranch.

No bubble wrap at our house.

This kind of talk scares the average Farker absolutely shiatless, you know this right?


It's not that scary.

/Got a Marlin .22 rifle for my 13th birthday
//No beater car to drive around the farm
///Didn't live on a farm, lived in the projects
////Dad should have given me a pistol
//Happy Thanksgiving

22 Nov 2012 11:43 AM
author1701     

MikeMc: My new Elmo toy ideas:

"Tickle My Prostate" Elmo
"Can You Show Me Where The Man Touched You?" Elmo
"Please, No, Anywhere But There!" Elmo


Adding mine to the list:

"Tickle Me Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight There" Elmo

22 Nov 2012 11:44 AM
Kit Fister     

MikeMc: Hunter_S_Thompson: vudukungfu: 11th Holiday Season: Beater car to drive around the farm.
12th: Marlin .22 rifle.
13th: Winchester 30-30
14th: Permission to use saved money to go west for 2 weeks and live on a ranch.

No bubble wrap at our house.

This kind of talk scares the average Farker absolutely shiatless, you know this right?

It's not that scary.

/Got a Marlin .22 rifle for my 13th birthday
//No beater car to drive around the farm
///Didn't live on a farm, lived in the projects
////Dad should have given me a pistol
//Happy Thanksgiving


Tenth Birthday, went to stay with my uncle and help him in his gun shop. Only shot three customers!

/just kidding about the shootings, i was smarter than that...

22 Nov 2012 11:47 AM
Generation_D    [TotalFark]  

ruhemaus: Link
An inflatable ball is now seen as the #2 most dangerous toy for 2012!?

I weep for our youth that they've become so coddled that an INFLATABLE BALL is seen as unsafe.


I point and laugh. Cause all they do is cry back.

22 Nov 2012 11:47 AM
MikeMc     

author1701: MikeMc: My new Elmo toy ideas:

"Tickle My Prostate" Elmo
"Can You Show Me Where The Man Touched You?" Elmo
"Please, No, Anywhere But There!" Elmo

Adding mine to the list:

"Tickle Me Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight There" Elmo


"Chickenhawk" Elmo
"Mesh T-Shirt & Meth" Elmo
"GHB For You And Me" Elmo
"It's Not Gay If You Don't Like It" Elmo
"Toss My Salad" Elmo

22 Nov 2012 11:47 AM
Generation_D    [TotalFark]  

Hunter_S_Thompson: vudukungfu: 11th Holiday Season: Beater car to drive around the farm.
12th: Marlin .22 rifle.
13th: Winchester 30-30
14th: Permission to use saved money to go west for 2 weeks and live on a ranch.

No bubble wrap at our house.

This kind of talk scares the average Farker absolutely shiatless, you know this right?


Some time it would be fun to go back and add up all the terror-and-danger things we had in the house growing up, just to see how many times we'd all cheated death. Of course those were dark times. Many of my classmates were dropping dead to unnamed maimings and killings at home due to helmetless bike riding, rubber ball throwing, and lawn darts.

22 Nov 2012 11:49 AM
Fart_Machine     
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22 Nov 2012 11:54 AM
MikeMc     

Generation_D: Hunter_S_Thompson: vudukungfu: 11th Holiday Season: Beater car to drive around the farm.
12th: Marlin .22 rifle.
13th: Winchester 30-30
14th: Permission to use saved money to go west for 2 weeks and live on a ranch.

No bubble wrap at our house.

This kind of talk scares the average Farker absolutely shiatless, you know this right?

Some time it would be fun to go back and add up all the terror-and-danger things we had in the house growing up, just to see how many times we'd all cheated death. Of course those were dark times. Many of my classmates were dropping dead to unnamed maimings and killings at home due to helmetless bike riding, rubber ball throwing, and lawn darts.


Don't forget about the wave of Kabangers related deaths that swept the country.

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22 Nov 2012 11:55 AM
Trocadero     
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22 Nov 2012 12:16 PM
JWideman     
Came for Happy Fun Ball, leaving satisfied.

22 Nov 2012 12:25 PM
The_Homeless_Guy     

ruhemaus: Link
An inflatable ball is now seen as the #2 most dangerous toy for 2012!?

I weep for our youth that they've become so coddled that an INFLATABLE BALL is seen as unsafe.


I think its more of an inflatable ball you climb in. I can see some dumbass kids riding in said ball down to steep of a hill/hitting a tree/etc. Basically, as they point out, supervise your kids while they use the thing.

22 Nov 2012 12:58 PM
crabsno termites     

The_Homeless_Guy: ruhemaus: Link
An inflatable ball is now seen as the #2 most dangerous toy for 2012!?

I weep for our youth that they've become so coddled that an INFLATABLE BALL is seen as unsafe.

I think its more of an inflatable ball you climb in. I can see some dumbass kids riding in said ball down to steep of a hill/hitting a tree/etc. Basically, as they point out, supervise your kids while they use the thing.


Silly consumer - that's what used tires are for.

22 Nov 2012 01:13 PM
Needlessly Complicated     

LevonLongoria: Daddy wants: 
Link


*reading link*


"Oral age children"?!?!

22 Nov 2012 01:33 PM
fanbladesaresharp     

rnatalie: What do you want with a character that has a gay man's fist up his ass all the time.


Or one who has been secretly sleeping with and talking to your children for 20 years? Will the scars ever heal?

22 Nov 2012 01:36 PM
Chevello     

Krymson Tyde: People have always complained about toys being unsafe. I remember one Christmas years ago when I got a Bag O' Glass. Best. Toy. Ever. Sadly it was taken off the market shortly thereafter.


Man! I remember that! Bag O Glass was the awesomest toy ever! You and your friends would root around the bag, and whoever could find the yellow piece and get stitched up before bleeding to death was the winner. I miss that toy!

High 4, bro!

22 Nov 2012 02:46 PM
KrispyKritter     

db2: Up to about 2 or 3 years of age, yes, kids are too stupid for their own good, and you need to protect them from themselves. But after that, it's time to learn about risk assessment, and buy them the toys that shoot hard, plastic objects, and can cause an assortment of fun superficial injuries. Pain is an excellent teacher.


amen to that. and in todays overpopulated world i say let's bring back the toys of the 50s and 60s that helped make Moms appreciate their surviving kids a little more. way overdue.

22 Nov 2012 05:03 PM
db2     

KrispyKritter: db2: Up to about 2 or 3 years of age, yes, kids are too stupid for their own good, and you need to protect them from themselves. But after that, it's time to learn about risk assessment, and buy them the toys that shoot hard, plastic objects, and can cause an assortment of fun superficial injuries. Pain is an excellent teacher.

amen to that. and in todays overpopulated world i say let's bring back the toys of the 50s and 60s that helped make Moms appreciate their surviving kids a little more. way overdue.


Lawn darts and BB guns for everybody, I say.

22 Nov 2012 05:24 PM
rnatalie    [TotalFark]  

fanbladesaresharp: rnatalie: What do you want with a character that has a gay man's fist up his ass all the time.

Or one who has been secretly sleeping with and talking to your children for 20 years? Will the scars ever heal?


Mr. Roberts: We're going to do something now that I know you'll like, we're going to take a walk outside. Let's go up the steps -one-two-three- Now we're outside in the yard. Can you say that? Yard? Sure, I knew you could.
Mr. Heimen: Roberts, Roberts! Can I have a word with you for a minute?
Roberts: That's Mr Heimen from across the way, he's going to come to talk to us...Hi Mr. Heimen, it's a beautiful day in the neighborhood how are you doing?..
Heimen:Pretty good, I've got something on my mind, it's my son Timmy, he's been spending alot of time at your house...
Roberts: I like Timmy, he's special. He get's to feed my fish that's his special job...
Heimen: Well, he won't be feeding your fish anymore. I have told him NOT to be going over to your house anymore and I would appreciate it if you stay away from him...Know what I'm talkin' about?
Roberts: Did he like the lederhosen that I made for him? I lined them with silk so they wouldn't chafe him in the summer...
Heimen: I didn't, I thought they were an unusual gift for a grown man to be giving a child..
Roberts: I was going to put a zipper in, but I thought the buttons would be good for his little fingers...
Heimen: What I'm talkin' about is, YOU and the children in the neighborhood, I think you spend an inordinate amount of time with the kids, ya know... ya don't seem to have any adult friends and you don't seem to have a job of any kind. You don't go to work, you just hang around feeding the fish and walkin around the neighborhood. You do anything for a living, Fred?
Roberts: I like to get up in the morning... I like to put my feet in the wading pool. And turn on the hose and wash them. Its a special feeling...
Heimen: How do ya.. how do ya... And you make money off this Fred?
Roberts: What are you driving at?
Heimen: Well, the thing I'm wondering about is, Al Morton, you know Al?
Roberts: Sure I do, he's the policeman. He's a sergeant, he has three stripes.
Heimen: Well his son Skipper said you TOUCHED HIM last Tuesday, alright?
Roberts: Touched him?
Heimen: Yeah, ya know what I'm talkin' about?
Roberts: Can you say deja vu?
Heimen: Uh huh, sure, Can you say MOLEST? Can you say that?
Roberts: Molest. Sure, sure.
Heimen: You know what I mean?
Roberts: Sure, sure. Sure I do.
Heimen: You know what we're talking about then. Alright, I've got a petition here, 18 names, parents in the neighborhood who would like you outta the neighborhood. Ya know what I'm talking about? All wantcha out, you understand? Cause we don't like ya. I don't like your face, I don't like the way you comb your hair, I don't like those shoes. Ya know what I mean?
Roberts: Well, I like it here.
Heimen: I don't like that sweater! I noticed you buttoned your sweater.
Roberts: Uh huh, Sure I did.
Heimen: Well Fred, you forgot to tie your shoes!
Roberts: Well, my shoes? What do you mean? (bends over to look)
Heimen: (punches Roberts)
Roberts: Ouch! O jees, that hurts ya know (punch) There goes my loafer (punch) Ouch, ooo bloody nose...

23 Nov 2012 06:17 AM
Chevello     

db2: KrispyKritter: db2: Up to about 2 or 3 years of age, yes, kids are too stupid for their own good, and you need to protect them from themselves. But after that, it's time to learn about risk assessment, and buy them the toys that shoot hard, plastic objects, and can cause an assortment of fun superficial injuries. Pain is an excellent teacher.

amen to that. and in todays overpopulated world i say let's bring back the toys of the 50s and 60s that helped make Moms appreciate their surviving kids a little more. way overdue.

Lawn darts and BB guns for everybody, I say.


If you're campaigning, I think "A dart in every lawn and a BB in every eye" would be an awesome slogan.

23 Nov 2012 01:25 PM
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