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Child safety at home

Doll containing toxic chemical found on sale at Smyths Toys

A popular Cry Babies doll aimed at children aged 18 months and older contains a toxic chemical that’s been banned by the EU for use in toys. Find out what our tests found and what to do if you’ve bought this toy from Smyths.

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Measles cases in England almost quadrupled in 2018

There have been 966 reported cases of measles in 2018 in England. This is a massive increase from the previous year, when Public Health England reported 259 cases.

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Does your child own this flammable Star Wars outfit?

If your child has gone to school in this Star Wars Executioner Stormtrooper Outfit for World Book Day, beware. The Star Wars outfit has been recalled because it doesn’t comply...

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How safe is your wi-fi baby monitor from hacking?

Wi-fi baby monitor cameras allow you to keep an eye on your baby using your smartphone wherever you are, but they're also a hacking risk. Find out how we test the privacy of baby monitors and read our tips for keeping your wi-fi monitor secure.

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Magnetic putty removed from sale over child safety risk

Crazy Geezer's Putty World removed from Amazon over risk that small magnetic parts could be unsafe when swallowed.

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Toys sold in Argos, Smyths and Amazon recalled over safety concerns

Three children's toys sold by Argos, Smyths and Amazon have been subject to a product safety recall in the last month. Find out what to do if your children's toys are affected and your recall rights.

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Expensive wi-fi or cheap audio baby monitors: which are best?

We’ve just tested a batch of 14 baby monitors, ranging in price from £35 to £270. But is it worth getting a cheap audio monitor, or should you spend more and splash out on a video or smart wi-fi baby monitor? We reveal what our latest baby monitor tests uncovered.

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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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