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Dangerous chemicals in dolls

Dangerous chemicals that could cause cancer, deformities in unborn babies and infertility in men, have been found in dolls for sale in Gillingham.

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Consumer hotline for dolls chemical scare

The shop concerned is subject to an on-going investigation and potentially faces offences under the Toys Safety Regulations, and a fine up to £5,000 and/or a term of imprisonment up to six months

For more advice on this contact the national consumer helpline on 08454 04 05 06.

These very bright and attractive looking toys cost £10 and may have been purchased for local children. However, they are subject to a Europe-wide recall notice because of the chemicals they contain. Obviously we want to keep our young children safe and I would ask anyone who has bought one of these toys to take it away from their child and notify the Trading Standards service. Additionally, I would urge any shopkeepers who still have the products in stock to return them to their suppliers, citing the Europe-wide recall notice.”

– Mike O’Brien, Medway Council Portfolio Holder for Community Safety and Customer Contact

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