This time of year is all about gift-giving, and most of us have children on our lists of people to buy for. However, when it comes to shopping for the little ones, make sure to keep safety in mind. This may seem like common sense, but every three minutes a child is treated in the emergency room for a toy-related injury.

So when you shop for the youngsters on your list this holiday season, you may want to steer clear of these top 22 most dangerous toys:

22. Stilts

Average Annual Injuries: 139

Most Common Body Part Injured: Ankle

21. Kites

Average Annual Injuries: 265

Most Common Body Part Injured: Ankle

20. Slingshots

            Average Annual Injuries: 275

            Most Common Body Part Injured: Eye

19. Pogo Sticks

            Average Annual Injuries: 1,358

            Most Common Body Part Injured: Head

18. Marbles

            Average Annual Injuries: 1,496

            Most Common Body Part Injured: Internal

17. Toy vehicles

            Average Annual Injuries: 3,040

            Most Common Body Part Injured: Finger

16. Blocks and other building toys

            Average Annual Injuries: 3,127

            Most Common Body Part Injured: Face

15. Dolls

            Average Annual Injuries: 3,316

            Most Common Body Part Injured: Face

14. Wagons

            Average Annual Injuries: 4,268

            Most Common Body Part Injured: Head

13. Frisbees

            Average Annual Injuries: 5,563

            Most Common Body Part Injured: Face

12. Waterslides

            Average Annual Injuries: 5,721

            Most Common Body Part Injured: Head

11. Fireworks and model rockets

            Average Annual Injuries: 6,274

            Most Common Body Part Injured: Eye

10. Snow mobiles

            Average Annual Injuries: 7,766

            Most Common Body Part Injured: Lower Trunk

9. Go carts

            Average Annual Injuries: 10,716

            Most Common Body Part Injured: Head

8. Sleds

            Average Annual Injures: 19,118

            Most Common Body Part Injured: Head

7. Toy guns

            Average Annual Injuries: 20,604

            Most Common Body Part Injured: Face

6. Scooters

            Average Annual Injuries: 32,887

            Most Common Body Part Injured: Face

5. Rollerblades

            Average Annual Injuries: 41,501

            Most Common Body Part Injured: Wrist

4. Fishing equipment

            Average Annual Injuries: 46,759

            Most Common Body Part Injured: Finger

3. Trampolines

            Average Annual Injuries: 64,554

            Most Common Body Part Injured: Ankle

2. Skateboards

            Average Annual Injuries: 67,647

            Most Common Body Part Injured: Ankle

1.     Bicycles and tricycles

Average Annual Injuries: 416,052                                        

Most Common Body Part Injured: Head

Did any of your children’s toys make our list? For more information about safety during the holiday season, or to get an insurance quote, visit us online at www.knapptedesco.com or call us today at 515-232-7060.


Statistics from: http://www.propertycasualty360.com/2015/12/22/22-toys-ranked-from-least-to-most-dangerous?eNL=56787fc8160ba0174040fade&utm_source=PC360_NewsFlash&utm_medium=EMC-Email_editorial&utm_campaign=12222015&_LID=179567224&page_all=1