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“Watchdog” Groups And The War On Toys.

We didn’t want to cover this too much before the holidays, but it seems that there are groups that think that they are better parents than you. Not only that, they want to make the world a place where someone else makes everything and everywhere a safe place. In other words, there is no learning by kids of what to do because they never can explore boundaries while playing because someone outside of their family won’t let them have toys they deem are not “safe.”

This year, the “World Against Toys Causing Harm” (W.A.T.C.H. Awwwww….aren’t they clever?) released a list of what the considered the ten toys with the most potential to cause harm.

Lenore Skenazy, Paul Detrick & Alexis Garcia over at Reason.com go after the so called ratings on these toys.

The odd thing to us is that the WATCH group doesn’t test the toys. They just look at the toys and say “ummmmmm….UNSAFE!!!”

In that the toy industry is heavily regulated, this group’s intent almost seems to want more regulations on toys or at the very least substitute their uninformed judgement of what is appropriate for a child in place of a parent’s judgement.

We hope the people at WATCH who think they are far superior to you in judgement got coal in their stockings.



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One Response to ““Watchdog” Groups And The War On Toys.”

  1. formwiz says:

    Was it ever thus.

    They’re even doing this for toys of days gone by.

    Some busybody website freaks out over stuff from the 50s like chemistry sets, Easy Bake Ovens, toy soldiers, and cap guns.

    God, life was so much more fun before the Lefties.

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