Parents are being warned about 'snap bracelet' children's toys with counterfeit branding of Disney's 'Frozen' on them, that are potentially dangerous for children.
The bracelets are made up of a flat steel spring band, sealed with a plastic cover. It wraps around the wrist when slapped against it. They are cheaply available on online auction sites.
Nottinghamshire County Council is warning that the plastic casing on the fake band is only very thin and that it is likely to rip, exposing a sharp, cut-up piece of metal that could cut a child's wrist.
So, how to you spot counterfeit goods? Here are five top tips:
- Be wary of "too good to be true" bargains
- Be wary of goods sold in car boot sales or pubs
- Examine the stitching and seams in shoes and clothing
- Check for poor quality labels and packaging
- Buy toys from a recognised retailer