Burlingame Museum of Banned Toys - Has Your Fave Been Banned

Scented crayons for children. Someone at Crayola had that bright idea some decades ago -- until kids started munching on the candy-colored sticks. And then there's Clackers, two balls on a string that crash together. Kids thought it was fun -- until the balls smashed like shrapnel when used as directed. And let's not forget the Atomic Energy Lab for kids -- with materials that turned out to be actually radioactive. All are banned (or recalled) toys. And all are on display at The Banned Toys Museum in Burlingame, California (which also includes a Classic Toys and Pez Museum). (For the record, the formal name of the main museum is The Burlingame Museum of Pez Memorabilia; the other two "museums" are more like displays in the main room.) More ******************************************************************************************************

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