10 Classic Toys That Could Kill You

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

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.