Don’t Let Your Child Play With Toothpick Crossbow, It Is Dangerous!

Jul 03, 2017 @ 03:56 AM By Damandeep Kaur

 Just like a fidget spinner, a toy is going famous and widely kids are playing with this dangerous toy. Reports of accidents involving the fidget spinner have gone viral, however; another hot selling item “toothpick crossbow” has been striking fear on Chinese parents as the danger could spoil their kid’s eye. Even it has happened with a 10-year-old boy from China, Xinjiang was shot in the eye with a toothpick crossbow. Toothpick crossbow caused permanent damage to his eyes and he became permanently blind. It is the latest craze especially in the primary or high schools or China.

The toothpick directly damaged the cornea and he lost his eyesight, still, kids are playing this dangerous game.  The crossbow has the ability to fire out needles and nails causing parents to ban this product. Let’s take a look how dangerous it can be for your kid? Scroll down to take a look!

1) This hot selling toy is known as Toothpick Crossbow, it is a miniature cross bow that fires toothpicks.

This dangerous toothpick crossbow is a new viral game these days in the market. The Shanghai Daily newspaper said if these mini crossbows are loaded with either nails or needles, they could even crack the glass.

2) The Popularity of this toy has been crossing Fidget Spinner and Making parents more concerned!

Other reports say the crossbows can fire up to a distance of more than 20 meters.The Shanghai Daily newspaper said:‘The ‘toothpick crossbow’ toy has spread across China like wildfire among the nation’s primary and middle school children.

3) It is Not a Toy, It is Very Dangerous and Can Damage Eyes

‘The unusual shooting toy may be very small but it is powerful enough to puncture a balloon and pierce cardboard. And when the toothpick is swapped for a metal needle it becomes a dangerous weapon.’ Shop owners in China have reported that the toys are flying off the shelves.

4) It is So Fast and Sharp, it Can Pierce A Paper Cup

It is questionable that why China is not banning toys like that and even why these kinds of toys are creating!


5) It Can Also Fire An Apple!

6) Not Apple only it can fire a Soda Can As Well

Imagine if it can pierce a soda can, then imagine about your skin or eyes? Tihs extremely dangerous toy are concerning Chinese parents and they want to stop its productions.

7) Parents Want Them To Get Banned, and It Has Been Banned in Some Areas

Cities like Chengdu, Kunming, and Harbin have already banned the sale of the crossbow toys, while police in Chongqing, Ningbo, and Hunan have issued warnings before some kid gets seriously hurt. Some famous online stores have already banned the selling of toothpick crossbow, unfortunately, it is still available on other sites for as little as 10 yuan.