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Exhibits at the Banned Toy Museum display toys that someone says you can't have.
These toys were taken off the market because they were a serious safety hazard,
or because they were offensive.

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TOP 10 BANNED TOYS • Honorable Mention                    

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  SpongeBob
          Address Book

In 2007, these fully licensed SpongeBob Address Books were banned by the CPSC.

Can you guess why?

Answer at the bottom of the page.


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  Aqua Dots

This craft set created fun designs using small colored beads. The beads fused together when sprayed with water. Unfortunately, if the beads were swallowed, the coating could "morph" into gamma hydroxyl butyrate, causing unconsciousness, seizures, and drowsiness. Banned in 2007.


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  Tramp Figure

An action figure from the 1990 film "Dick Tracy", Steve the Tramp was recalled when Reverend Donald Wildmon complained the figure was insensitive towards the homeless.

The package stated he was an "ignorant bum....you'll smell him before you see him" and he was "stinking up the city sewers".


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  Teletubby Po

In 1998, Playskool released a 14" Po Talking Doll, based on one of the characters from the Teletubbies television program.

Many consumers thought they heard very inappropriate language including the phrase "bite my butt."

The Po Talking doll was removed from store shelves in 1998.


  SpongeBob Address Book

In 2007, these fully licensed SpongeBob Address Books were banned by the CPSC.

The paint on the metal spiral bindings contained excessive levels of lead.


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