what you think about the super duper squirt gun

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Give a brief discussion on the super duper squirt gun and why it should be banded. What reasoning would you give for the band.

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Running head: HAZARDOUS TOY 1 Hazardous Toy: Superduper Squirter and Shooter Name Institution HAZARDOUS TOY 2 Hazardous Toy: Super Duper Squirter and Shooter For more than a century, companies have produced many kinds of toys with developments being implemented in each series to maximize fun to the customers who are mostly children. However, many toys have exposed children and even adults to danger resulting in injuries and even deaths. Most of these dangers are brought about by manufacturing and design defects. Others are due to flawed warnings or even accidentally getting into the hands of children younger than the age the toy was meant for. Many of these toys have ended up being burned by the authorities from the market or further use by those already owning them. One of the hazardous toys is the super duper squirter and shooter. This toy shoots water at high velocity, but some children convert it into a spring-powered paintball and even chalk dart shooter which makes it more dangerous. The manufacturers recommend that these toys be used by children of age six and above. They also mention that safety glasses must be worn all the time these toys are being used but warn that the glasses are not a full guarantee of protection from the eye injury. The toys are meant for outside use and should not be aimed directly at other people. Toy guns post a real danger to children and even adults. Although many states have illegalized the manufacturing of toy guns that look like the real fire arm, some manufacturers still do it. In New York, for instance, a toy gun cannot be black, silver or blue. It instead should have bright neon colors and a strip of orange color around the barrel for everyone to recognize it as a toy. But this has been disobeyed over and over. An instance reported by New York Times of a twelve-year boy named Tamir Rice shot and killed by a police officer in 2014 for being mistaken to be holding a real gun while he was aiming his toy gun at someone (Randokph, 2015) is just one type of danger of buying a child replicas of the fire arms. HAZARDOUS TOY 3 These replicas have also been used to commit crime especially by teenagers. Only gun experts can identify some of these replicas as toys, and therefore they have been used to scare people and to rob them. A report by Police Executive Research Forum (1990) identified cases whereby police officers ended up killed by robbers after they lied that their weapons are toys tricking the officers into lowering theirs after which they were shot. The neon colored toy guns also harm children, especially on the face, ears, and eyes. Even when they have warnings against aiming directly at someone, children don't always follow what they are told. Sometimes these toys get into hands of very young children who do not understand the dangers and end up harming themselves or others. Although the hazards posed by these toys can be reduced by Consumer Product Safety Commission through the legitimate regulatory authority, the fun brought by these toys is not worth the risk. There are many other toys on the market that can make children happy and not expose them to danger. Parents should always prioritize their children's safety above fun. HAZARDOUS TOY 4 Reference Police Executive Research Forum. (1990). Toy Guns: Involvement in Crime and Encounters with The Police. Washington, DC: Bureau of Justice Statistics. Randolph, E. (2015). Toy Guns Can Be Dangerous for Real. New York Times. Retrieved From: https://mobile.nytimes.com/blogs/takingnote/2015/08/03/toy-guns-can-be-dangerous-forreal/?refer= very year, a nonprofit company out of Boston, Massachusetts, known as World Against Toys Causing Harm (W.A.T.C.H.), Inc. puts out a list of the most hazardous toys. Many people use these lists to ensure that they do not purchase toys for children that could cause harm. For this discussion, assume you work for W.A.T.C.H., and you have decided that the toy described below is a hazardous toy. Name of toy: Super-duper Squirter and Shooter Description: This gun looks like the real thing and allows children to learn how to defend themselves at a young age. The gun not only shoots water at a high velocity to scare off your enemies but also can be converted to a spring-powered paintball and chalk dart shooter for tons of fun. Package Labels and Instructions • • • • • Appropriate for ages six and older Safety glasses are provided and should be worn at all times Safety glasses may not prevent eye injury Do not aim squirter/shooter directly at others For outside use Instructions • For your initial response, prepare an explanation of why you have placed this toy on the hazardous toy list o In addition to describing hazards, you should incorporate course material and terminology related to product liability, such as manufacturing defects, design defects, flawed warnings or lack thereof, or breach of warranties o You might want to view a recent W.A.T.C.H. report to see what the organization finds to be hazardous about some toys o Remember, the goal is to prevent harm, usually to children o Here is a link to the W.A.T.C.H. list – http://www.toysafety.org/ (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. ...
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Super-duper Squirter and Shooter
The Super – duper Squirter Shooter is a toy designed for children between the ages of 6
years and older. It works by shooting water at a high velocity mimicking the function of a real
gun. It also works as a paint ball ...

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