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Warning over fake Disney Frozen II Dolls containing harmful chemicals

Fake Disney Frozen II dolls sold in a market have been found to contain a dangerous substance. Credit: Warwickshire County Council Trading Standards.

Trading Standards is warning parents to check children's toys after fake Disney Frozen II dolls sold at a market were discovered to contain dangerous chemicals.

Trading Standards officers seized the toys from Wellesbourne Market near Startford-upon-Avon after they were found to contain banned chemical pthalates.

Pthalates is a family of chemicals used to soften plastic which are linked to asthma, allergies and reproductive problems.

'Aagel Girls' doll set were also found to contain harmful chemicals. Credit: Warwickshire County Council Trading Standards.

Warwickshire County Council also tested another toy sold at Wellesbourn market, called 'Aagel Girls' doll set, which was found to contain the same harmful chemicals.

The set was also deemed unsafe as the battery for the set was only fastened with sticky tape, which could be easily removed by a child who then might swallow it.

County Councillor Andy Crump, responsible for community safety, said he was delighted council officers had acted to protect consumers.

Warwickshire County Council Trading Standards are advising residents in possession of these toys to stop their children playing with them and to report the purchase to Trading Standards by phoning the Citizens Advice consumer helpline on 0808 223 1133.

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