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Which? calls out Amazon and eBay for unsafe toy product listings: ‘Passing the buck is unacceptable’

The consumer group, Which?, has become the latest to throw its weight behind the call for better regulations upon online marketplaces that allow the sale of unsafe or untested toys upon their platforms. In its most recent spotlight on online marketplaces, Which? found a number of products for sale on …

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One third of US parents unaware of the dangers surrounding counterfeit toys

Almost one third of US parents remain unaware to the dangers and numbers of counterfeit toys being sold on major online marketplaces, according to a new survey commissioned by the Toy Association. The results have uncovered a blind spot in modern consumer habits, through which  fraudulent toys that could be …

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Dunecraft recalls entire range of toy balls that expand in water over choking fears

A trio of expandable toy balls that can enlarge to up to 200 times their original size when placed in water, have been removed from Amazon over fears of choking came to light. The US-based company Dunecraft is recalling all of its Spider Balls, Water Marbles, ad Glow in the …

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Toy Association’s Steve Pasierb: Spreading the word about toy safety

Despite what might currently be outside your window, summer is here, and along with “better weather” and longer days, comes more opportunities for families to get outside and play. It’s also the perfect time for all of us in the toy community to remind parents and caregivers about how to …

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Toymaster backs BTHA’s Don’t Toy with Children’s Safety campaign in call to arms

The UK toy buying group Toymaster has thrown itself behind the BTHA’s campaign ‘Don’t Toy with Children’s Safety,’ an initiative launched to prompt the UK government to better regulate the safety of some toys sold via online platforms. The move arrives after the BTHA made the shocking discovery that 58 …

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BTHA calls for Government action as it finds 58 per cent of toys sold via online marketplaces are unsafe or illegal

A report conducted by the British Toy and Hobby Association into the sale of toys via online marketplaces found that 58 per cent of those selected for assessment did not comply with the UK toy safety regulations. The findings have prompted the industry body to call for widespread change and …

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