99p Store fined for selling dangerous toys

A Leicestershire company which sold children's toys containing toxins above the legal safe level has been fined £16,500.

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99p Stores 'regret' selling toys with illegal toxin levels

Plastic doll had dangerous toxin levels Credit: ITV News Central

The Commercial Director of 99p Stores Ltd - Hussein Lalani - that was fined for selling children's toys containing toxins above the legal safe limit has expressed regret at the incident.

The Director told ITV Central, "99p Stores regrets this unfortunate incident and has strengthened their measures of testing products and meeting the relevant UK safety standards."

Loughborough company fined for selling dangerous toys

Plastic bow and arrow Credit: ITV News Central

A Loughborough company has been fined £16,500 for selling children's toys containing toxins above the legal safe limit.

The plastic doll and bow and arrow set were bought by Trading Standards in Leicestershire as part of a test purchase in 99p Stores.

Tests later showed they contained a toxin which if used excessively can cause liver and kidney damage.

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99p Stores fined for selling toys with illegal toxin levels

A Leicestershire company which sold children's toys containing toxins above the legal safe level has been fined £16,500.

Leicestershire County Council Trading Standards officers conducted a test purchase operation and found a plastic doll contained 70 times the legal level of phthalates and a bow and arrow set was 33 times over.

The doll was bought at a 99p store in Loughborough.

At court, the company admitted to two charges of failing to comply with legal regulations and received a fine of £10,000 in total.

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