Bad For You’s special Christmas countdown of twelve of the weirdest, most outrageous, totally craziest bans, blocks, recalls and protests ever over toys. We’re not saying some of them aren’t earned, but do you think ALL of these toys are dangerous?
WHY IT WAS FUN: Two and 3-year-olds loved Teletubbies. The colorful creatures looked like life-size Plush toys, soft and cuddly from top to bottom; they also had a little extra something in the middle: a TV embedded in their gut! Po, the Teletubby sporting a circle on her antenna, was turned into a 14″ doll back in 1998. Even though the doll’s TV didn’t work, when kids squeezed Po’s belly-screen, she would talk. Sounds like a good idea.
WHY IT WAS BAD: Except for the sounds coming out of Po. Shocked parents feared some of the words the doll said could create a new generation of foul-mouthed toddlers! The upset moms and dads thought they heard Po telling their kids to “Bite My Butt!” Actually, Po (the only bi-lingual Teletubby) was really speaking words that were quite innocent…only she was speaking them in her second language: Chinese!