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Parents still using second-hand car seats despite safety issues

A survey of 3,241 parents with a child under 12 has found 9% of them bought a second-hand car seat for their child. However, by choosing to buy a second-hand car seat, particularly from someone you don’t know, you could be potentially putting your baby or child at risk in the event of a car crash.

Safety alert: Stokke Steps Bouncer and Newborn Set recalled

Stokke has announced it is recalling the Steps Bouncer and the Steps Newborn Set due to a flaw in the way they attach to the Stokke Steps high chai. It poses a potential fall hazard to children.

Safety alert: two slime toys withdrawn from sale over child health risk

A safety alert has been issued on two toy slimes. Magic Poo and Unicorn Magic Poo, both made by Tobar, have been withdrawn from sale after they were found to contain excessive levels of boron.

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Best trampolines for summer bouncing

Trampolines are a popular garden toy for summer and a great way for kids to burn off some energy. But if you’ve got the space to accommodate one, which trampoline should you buy? We asked 1,628 parents with at least one child under 12 years old to rate their trampoline for ease of assembly, durability and value for money to help us compile a list of the best trampoline brands.

Shocking number of children’s safety stair gates fail Which? safety tests

Eight stair gates tested by Which? have demonstrated serious safety failures that could prove dangerous for your toddler or child.

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.

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...

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.

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