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Worst Toys of 2004

An organization called WATCH (World Against Toys Causing Harm–hooray for forced acronyms) has released its list of the worst toys of 2004. Here’s my favourite:

These “carpet skates” are designed to mimic the sensation of “socks on a hardwood floor”, by attaching to shoes with velcro straps. Children are cautioned on the packaging: “Do not use on or near stairs. Always make sure area is free of dangerous objects and obstacles”. Furthermore, despite packaging language that protective gear should be used, the children and adults pictured on the front are depicted with no protection whatsoever.

Why didn’t they have these badboys when I was six?

3 Responses to “Worst Toys of 2004”

  1. Elle Wiz

    Why on earth do you have to buy “carpet skates” when socks and a hard floor are practically free? When my brother and I were little, we wore the feet out of our footie pajamas running and sliding on the linoleum in the kitchen.

  2. Chris

    Aw, “Bag O’ Glass” wasn’t mentioned this year.

    /old SNL reference

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