The 10 most dangerous products for kids

Product recalls don't tell the whole story when it comes to hazardous products. Here are some items that can be dangerous in kids' hands.

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Dec 27, 2013 10:37PM

How did we ever survive in the 60s and 70s? Our dressers and TVs weren't anchored to the wall, our jewelry was made of lead, our cribs had drop sides...we didn't even have car seats! It's a wonder any of us made it to adulthood.


Maybe our parents just...I don't know...WATCHED us? 

Dec 30, 2013 7:55AM
Incompitent and neglectful parents are the #1 danger.
Dec 30, 2013 10:26AM
Maybe the real danger is parents who don't supervise their children properly? The stuff we played with when I was a kid would make these safety experts' hair stand on end. Rubber band pistols, unprotected hot plates (Thingmakers and Incredible Edibles), unsecured dressers, tube TVs, the list goes on. Had a high chair that was made by a carpenter friend of my dad's. If you wiggled out and fell, guess what? You learned not to wiggle around in the high chair.
Dec 28, 2013 2:50AM
some of these are stupid. I grew up and none of the big furniture was strapped to the walls {nor was the TV}. I just knew not to try and climb them or I'd be spanked. And I was even put in a high chair without being strapped in. But that was probably also because my parents were always there when I was in one. Hate to say it but now a days most parents (not all) leave their kids alone because they just had to "do something" real fast. will "only take a minute"I don't know, guess I was just raised in a dangerous situation according to this. I mean, that's what I am getting from it.... But that's me...
Dec 30, 2013 12:45PM
I remember not wearing a helmet and bike riding, roller-skating, skateboarding. How about swimming with out a life saving devise? Playing with bb guns and lighting firecrackers. These kids today have no chance to get on the Darwin List. 
Dec 30, 2013 10:46AM
Getting some mercury when we were kids was always lots of fun. Now I just about bust a gut laughing when I see that a school has been evacuated because some kid brought mercury to school and spilled it.. What's even funnier is seeing the people go in with hazmat suits to clean it up. It makes wonder if the caution is motivated more by fear of lawsuits than concern for student safety.
Dec 30, 2013 9:45AM
What a load of garbage. How did we all survive?
Dec 30, 2013 5:48PM
Kids are getting dumber and dumber...oh no wait, that's the parents not watching their children and letting them run around, scream and do whatever the hell they want!
Dec 27, 2013 8:16PM
Interesting the CPSC banned the toy magnets for some companies going as far as running a personal crusade against one company in particular while doing nothing against pretty much every other company out there. This crusade started shortly after the magnets commonly refered to as Bucky Balls were approved by the same CPSC. I purchased a couple of sets for my kids aged 6 and 8 at the time for Christmas last year just as the crusade (can't really call it a ban at the time ) began. A year later they are still one of their favorite toys. I can't see any child under 4 even wanting to play with them. They are designed to create geometric shapes and challenge the brain of slightly older children. Younger kids would get bored too quickly. Unfortunately, we live in a society that is over regulated, over governed and afraid of lawsuits by ambulance chasing lawyers.. Bucky Balls are a great product and I'm just glad that I was fortunate enough to be able to order enough sets to keep my kids happy for many years to come. I have several adult friends that own sets of Bucky Balls that they keep at work and home and even the adults are still entertained with them. I personally love putting them back into the colored cases after mastering putting the balls back into a specific shaped cube to fit into the case. Seems like good old fashion fun to me. Maybe the CPSC is afraid of the same lawyers knowing that they originally gave the Bucky Balls their seal of approval.. Strange world we live in..
More of the nanny state using MSN to tell you how to raise your kids. They'd rather ban things than have parents actually do their damned jobs. MSN is nothing but a social engineering tool
Jan 4, 2014 9:29AM

Most of these precautions make sense, but I take issue with the byline that says "Avoiding Every Danger".

There is no such thing in life as avoiding every danger, and those who attempt to do so become paranoid and obsessive.

Dec 30, 2013 1:41PM
Darwin's Theory of Evolution and natural selection foiled again by human intervention...  No wonder there are so many idiots alive out there today!  The dumb ones got taken out early on in life in the good old days...
Jan 4, 2014 10:06AM
I did nothing different with my kids than my parents did with us in the 70s and 80s, and my kids are just fine.  I even give them.......gulp.........NON-antibacterial soap to wash with, and they have never used hand sanitizer! Oh, and I even give them peanuts!
Jan 4, 2014 8:14AM

Children = Responsibility. It isn't that hard to comprehend.

Jan 4, 2014 6:43AM
should say, '' dangerous for dumb kids with dumber parents''
Jan 4, 2014 9:22AM
When I was a child and then a mother,we paid more attention to our children.
Jan 4, 2014 11:11AM
this is the stupidest list i ever saw.

let's revise.  10 most dangerous products for children:
razor blades
jack hammers
serial killers
acetylene torches
hydrogen bomb 

Jan 4, 2014 5:33AM
Dec 30, 2013 9:25AM
I think this story is making a   false  story.
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