Beware the Slime Slinger

Posted by: West Georgia Eye Care Center in Frontpage Article on November 29, 2016

It could be lurking on your child’s wish list for 2016. This year’s Most Dangerous Toys top ten has been released.  Number 3 on the list, the Slime Slinger, is sold in popular department stores in our local community.  It’s placement in the top five was for noted HAZARD potential for serious eye injury.

We are eye care professionals, not investigative reporters. But, when it comes to eye safety we want to go above and beyond for our patients!  So, we checked a few descriptions of the Slime Slinger.  It is a powerful sling shot capable of launching a projectile up to 30 feet.  While the manufacturer states that it is not intended to be aimed at humans or animals, in unsupervised play the potential is there for risk.

Caution prevails when it comes to potential serious eye injury. When it comes to the Slime Slinger, Caveat Emptor (Let the Buyer Beware)!

See the other toys that made the list here: