Sixty-nine toy swords containing lasers which could cause ‘serious and permanent damage to the eye’ have been seized from traders at Weston-super-Mare carnival.
A North Somerset Council spokesman said the beam on the “Flashing Sticks” could be seen on buildings 100 metres away.
He said: "Many other vendors at the carnival were aware of the problem with laser toys and did not stock them.
"In other cases officers took prompt action to remove them from sale."
He commented that although the swords "look like harmless fun”, they can “actually cause serious and permanent damage to the eye.”
Purchasers of the swords are asked to contact trading standards to find out how to safely dispose of them.
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