By Wang Xiaodong

A toy resembling a mini crossbow that fires toothpick “arrows” has become popular among school students in parts of China, resulting in many parents calling for a boycott to prevent risks of injury.

The crossbows, available at online shops, vary in size, with some less than 10 centimeters long.

They are made of different materials, including metal and wood, and can shoot toothpicks.

They have become popular among primary and middle school students in Yunnan and Shandong provinces, according to media reports.

Source:: Asia