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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 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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