Probably nothing worse than going out of your way to buy a gift for someone just to find out you made a bad selection.  It's even harder when it was something for the kid in your life.

Forbes Magazine gives us the latest rundown on recalled toys, and says:

In 1991 a fictional toy called the Happy Fun Ball made the first of many appearances on Saturday Night Live, accompanied by a series of ominous warnings. "If Happy Fun Ball begins to smoke, seek shelter and cover head," advised one parody advertisement. Another: "Do not taunt Happy Fun Ball."

Unfortunately the real-life toy market is littered with dangerous playthings, some of which sport instructions and advisories nearly as bizarre as those associated with the Happy Fun Ball.