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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.

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).

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.

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.

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...

Plum trampoline 8 foot Aldi

Is the Aldi Special Buy Plum trampoline any good?

Are you tempted by the Plum trampoline being sold as an Aldi special buy for £67.99 this week? Plum is one of the most popular trampoline brands available. The company...

Safety alert: Britax Römer Dualfix car seat recalled

Britax is recalling its Römer Dualfix child car seats due to a potential safety issue. Find out what to do if you have an affected child car seat.

head lice

Fire hazard with popular head lice lotions

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Authority, which polices the safety of medical products, has issued a warning to be careful when using certain head lice lotions. Anyone treated with...

Safety alert: Mothercare issues recall of cribs

Safety recall: parents are urged to return some Mothercare Hyde Crib after the brand identified a faulty batch where the base could fall off the frame.

Connected toys: Buyers beware this Christmas

Christmas is upon us and parents are frantically buying presents for their youngsters. Popular toys this festive season are smart, or ‘connected’ toys, such as Hasbro’s Furby. However, a Which?...

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