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Child safety at home

Parents warned about the dangers of button batteries after child dies

We are calling for parents and families to be vigilant to the dangers of button batteries to children this Christmas. Button batteries found in toys, car key fobs and digital scales can cause potentially significant injuries if swallowed, and can even cause death.

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Hamley’s, Smyths and Argos sell slimes containing chemicals up to four times higher than EU safety limit

We tested 13 slimes and putties from a range of high street and online retailers including Amazon, Ebay, Etsy, Argos and Hamleys to see whether those slimes on sale for Christmas passed EU safety standards. More than forty per cent of the slimes and putties we tested failed the EU safety standard for toys (EN 71-3).

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Hand, foot and mouth disease

Parents warned to look out for hand, foot and mouth disease

Cases of the viral infection hand, foot and mouth disease have risen in the last month with outbreaks in Somerset, Gloucester and Manchester. Discover how to spot and treat it.

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Halloween kids costumes from B&M and eBay fail flammability testing

We tested 20 kids’ fancy dress outfits, many of which are being stocked by online and high street shops and supermarkets, in time for Halloween. Halloween kids costumes from B&M and Ebay failed flammability testing.

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Stair gates

Parents warned to avoid these stair gates because of safety issues

The Dreambaby Retractable Gate, Safetots Self-closing gate and Lindam Easy Fit Plus Deluxe Safety Gate all failed to meet the criteria for an important stair gate safety test, which could mean they're potentially dangerous for your child.

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The best baby monitors to take on holiday

We reveal the best audio and video baby monitors to take on holiday with your baby, and the baby monitor features that make it easier to look after your little one while travelling.

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Dangerous slime boron

Children’s toy slime on sale with up to four times EU safety limit of potentially unsafe chemical

Which? is warning parents to approach children’s slime with caution after tests found some contain levels of boron more than four times the safety limits permitted by EU standards. Exposure...

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New baby monitor reviews reveal stark contrast between best and worst

We’ve tested a wide range of video and audio baby monitors from BT, VTech, Luvion, Summer Infant and BabyMoov. Find out which ones impressed and get the best for your budget.

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cough syrup recall

Child cough syrups recalled due to potential mould problem

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a precautionary recall for eight own-brand cough syrups. A problem has been identified with one of the ingredients that could...

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Seven crazy baby accessories you just don’t need

From pram charms to nappy monitors, we've rounded up the seven craziest baby accessories we've come across in the course of our research.

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