Horses have seen better days: according to the CPSC, about 10,000 ride-on and stick-horse toys will be sent to the glue factory because they pose a strangulation hazard. Evidently the reins can loop around a kid’s neck and choke them out – which is exactly why we always advocate riding classes for young children.
Admittedly, these two horse toys were kind of hard to come by. The Rocking Horses were found on RockingHorseDepot.com from November 2006 through December 2009, and the Horses-on-sticks were found in Love’s Travel Stop and Country stores nationwide from May 2010 through July 2010.
If you’ve gifted any of these toys to your loved ones, you should give them a head’s up that their kid might be currently strangulating. If you by chance gifted them to kids that you don’t like, then you can just pretend you didn’t read this. We won’t rat you out. We’re cool like that.