12Lawn Darts


Lawn Darts, also known as Jarts, is an outside toy game that involved children throwing large darts at a selected target. While similar toys still exist today, they have taken the added precaution of using plastic tips that cannot harm without being thrown with exceptional force. These older Lawn Darts

though, had no such protection. Instead, they were steel-tipped which made them not only heavier but also far sharper.

Obviously these turned out to be incredibly dangerous. The Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that the toys may have been responsible for more than 6,000 injuries during the years they were on sale. Tragically, they were also responsible for the death of a small child in the 1970s, leading to their banning in the United States and Canada.

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