Weirdest Government Bans from Around the World

20. Baby Walkers

Remember those super-rad baby walkers with all the flashing lights and cool accessories? You probably don’t. But if you’ve seen a kid using it, you can tell he’s having the time of his life. Well, that luxury doesn’t extend to children in Canada.

In 2004, Canada banned the manufacturing, importing, sale, and advertising of all baby walkers. Violating this law could result in a fine of up to $100,000 or up to six months in jail. EDIT BY JME EDIT BY JME


Why all the fuzz? Several studies suggest baby walkers impede motor development. They’re also dangerous. Health Canada reported that between 1990 and 2002, hospitals treated more than 1,900 babies for walker-related injuries. These accidents included kids crashing their walkers into stoves and falling down stairs.

With that said, you’ve probably been a badass since your toddler years if you had one.

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