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Classic Toys That Could Kill You
Classic Toys and Games
Classic Toys and Games

This Cabbage Patch doll seems so cute and harmless but one variation caused injury to some kids. See other pictures of classic toys.

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The classic toys of your childhood -- or your parents' childhood -- are suspended in a halcyon glow. Simpler. More entertaining. And far better than today's offerings. Unless, that is, these classic toys become deadly.

In 2012, an estimated 265,000 children were treated for toy-related injuries in emergency rooms [source: Consumer Product Safety Commission]. This doesn't even include the number of adults who were injured after playing with toys not meant to accommodate their size and weight. In a few cases, toys have even caused death.

We've rounded up 10 of the most dangerous toys in the U.S., many of which you probably already played with -- and survived. How close you came to danger may surprise you. Find out which hair-gobbling, projectile-firing, eye-gouging objects of fun made the list.

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