More dangerous dolls found on sale in the Midlands

The 'fruit head' dolls are among those found to contain dangerous chemicals
The 'baby doll' comes in eight different outfits

Fresh warnings have been issued over dolls containing a poisonous chemical which can cause cancer, deformities in unborn babies and infertility in men found to be on sale in shops in the West Midlands.

Solihull Trading Standards says it has received a complaint from a concerned member of the public.

A teddy bear outfit can be found on one of the dolls

Earlier this month Sandwell Trading Standards ceased many of the dolls from shops and markets in the Midlands and issued warnings to people.

All of the dolls are subject to a Europe wide recall

There are several designs of affected dolls, including a crawling doll with a polka dot dress, a baby doll that comes in eight different outfits and four 'fruit-head' dolls each with a head shaped like a different type of fruit. All are subject to a Europe-wide product recall.

Many of the dolls were found on sale on markets in the Midlands before Christmas

The potentially lethal chemical contained in the dolls is DEHP, a phthalate, which is used to soften plastics.

Most of the dolls do not have a CE marking, used to prove the toy meets European safety regulations.

Many of the dolls have fake safety labels

Earlier this month Sandwell Trading Standards Manager Bob Charnley said:

"Dolls should have a CE mark on them to prove that they have been properly checked and comply with legislation.

"However, some have fake CE labelling on them. Anyone concerned should contact trading standards where the dolls can be thoroughly checked."

Concerned consumers are being advised to contact Trading Standards

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A new warning has been issued over dolls containing a poisonous chemical which can cause cancer, deformities in unborn babies and infertility in men on sale in shops in the Midlands.