Before you go Christmas shopping, check out this list of the '10 worst toys' for kids

BOSTON (AP) — A consumer watchdog group has released its annual list of what it says are the 10 most unsafe toys as the holiday season approaches.

World Against Toys Causing Harm listed toys including a "light up power" bow and arrow, a pencil with a miniature slingshot-style launcher at its end, and a set of bottle rockets powered by baking soda and vinegar.

The group has released a "worst toys" list for more than 30 years. It urges parents to be extra vigilant during the holiday season, when over 65 percent of toy sales occur.

The group said Wednesday there have been at least 17 toy recalls in the U.S. and Canada so far this year.

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