Monday, December 18, 2006

Remembering Toys That Could Kill You

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Ah, the good old days when lawn darts flew and toys contained real radiation. Those were the days.

Radar has the list of the ten most dangerous of all time:

Removable parts? Suffocation risk? Lead paint? Pussy hazards compared to the granddaddy of them all. Lawn Darts, or "Jarts," as they were marketed, would never fly in our current ultra-paranoid, safety-helmeted, Dr. Phil toy culture. Lawn darts were massive weighted spears. You threw them. They stuck where they landed. If they happened to land in your skull, well, then you should have moved. During their brief (and generally awesome) reign in 1980s suburbia, Jarts racked up 6,700 injuries and four deaths.

It's not bag-o-glass from Mainway, but it sure was fun.

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