A WARNING has gone out to parents about dangerous children’s toys which have been on sale.
Warwickshire Trading Standards officers found fake ‘Disney Frozen II’ dolls contained Phthalates, a banned chemical plastic softener, exposure to which has been linked to asthma, allergies and reproductive problems.
A second toy labelled ‘Aagel Girls’ doll set was also found to contain Phthalates.
Residents in possession of these toys are advised to stop their children playing with them and report the purchase to Trading Standards by phoning the Citizens Advice consumer helpline on 0808 223 1133.
Neither toy carried the name and address of the manufacturer or importer on the packaging as is legally required, making it more difficult to discover where the product was imported and where it has been sold.
Trading Standards is also working with the retailer Peacocks to alert parents to a Sloth teddy bear which could pose a choking hazard to a young child.
Following a report from a concerned member of the public, officers tested the bear and found its eyes were loose enough that a young child could remove them and choke on them.
There are two types of the bear being sold by the trader, a brown one (Stanley) and a pink one (Stella).
Trading standards officers are advising parents to remove the toy from their children immediately.
Peacocks will issue a recall and consumers should follow the advice given. Contact Peacocks on 029 20 270222.