Numerous dangerous products recalled

SIXTY-THREE dangerous toys and 48 electrical items have been recalled by Fair Trading after pre-Christmas compliance checks.

Thousands of the dangerous toys have been destroyed and parents warned to be careful of small parts and cheap electronic goods.

Fair Trading Minister Anthony Roberts said it was vital those buying toys for small children were aware of the risks.

“Toys with small parts and small objects like coins, batteries, magnets and screws should not be given to children under three years of age,” he said.

Over 1000 toy lines and 1813 electrical products including Christmas lights, decorations and cords were inspected by Fair Trading.

The main offenders were projectile toys with the potential to cause eye injuries although a novelty cigarette lighter was also deemed unsuitable. 

Manufacturers and traders who have previously been prosecuted for supplying dangerous toys may face Supreme Court bans if they offend again.

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