China’s viral, dangerous toy: A $5 BB crossbow that shatters bottles


This latest toy in China is causing alarm amongst parents.

A new pellet-shooting mini crossbow is picking up in popularity. The handsized toy, which can be held and fired like a handgun, shoots small metal BB pellets that are strong enough to penetrate fruit, crack glass bottles — and cause serious injuries.

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More worryingly, the toys are extremely inexpensive, at $5 (33 yuan) each, making them accessible to most kids.

A report by the Legal Evening Post revealed that the makers of the laser-equipped crossbow also used to manufacture crossbows that shot wooden toothpicks. They moved on to making the BB pellet variation, after local governments and schools started to ban the viral but dangerous toys. Read more…

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