7 Boomer Toys That Would Never Pass Today’s Safety Checks

Lawn Darts

Lawn darts, those heavy, pointy missiles of yesteryear, were all the rage.

Creepy Crawlers

Creepy Crawlers turned kids into makeshift Frankensteins, bringing to life a swarm of insects crafted from hot liquid plastic.

Roller Skates With Keys

Old-school roller skates, adjusted with a key, were a trip (literally).

Slip ‘N Slide

Where you could become a human missile and hope the only thing you hit was the splash pool at the end.

Atomic Energy Lab

These days, Geiger counters would tick off the charts and so would parental anxiety levels.

Cap Guns

In the world of modern safety norms, these fiery toys would be swapped for something a touch less combustible.


Two balls on a string that made a satisfying (and dangerous) clacking noise when whipped together.

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