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Dangerous children's hats seized over strangulation fears

Children's hats featuring beloved cartoon characters have been taken off the shelves in Nottinghamshire after safety tests found they posed a serious risk of strangulation.

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'Dangerous' kids' hats seized over strangulation fears

Children's hats featuring beloved cartoon characters have been taken off the shelves after safety tests found they posed a serious risk of strangulation.

A total of 99 hats, which were being sold by a shop in Mansfield and by two market traders in North Nottinghamshire, have been seized by trading standards officers in the county over safety fears.

Some of the hats which have been seized Credit: Nottinghamshire County Council

Safety tests have now confirmed they are unsafe.

The colourful hats are furry and are styled to look like Hello Kitty, minions from Despicable Me, and other animal characters.

It comes amid renewed interest in a warning over dangerous dolls being sold in the region.

Read: Dangerous Dolls Warning

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