Dispatches from the retail front line (September)

Our man on the High Street looks at Trading Standards rules in toys.
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Recently I was staggered to look in a newsagent and see a Spider-man comic, with a free giveaway of a toy plastic gun attached.

This toy gun was black with no orange end as required by law, also this comic was in easy reach of children who could take it up to the counter and buy with no questions asked.

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