Warning issued over fidget toy advent calendar which has toxic chemical harmful to children

Officials have issued a safety warning over a fidget toy advent calendar which contains high levels of a toxic chemical harmful to children.

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Trading standards officers said the calendar should not be given to children.

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Tests of the toys found excessive amounts of a plastic softening chemical which can harm children’s health, causing possible damage to their reproductive system.

The fidget toy advent calendar which officials have issued a safety warning.

The calendar has been on sale in North Lanarkshire and the local authority said the product does not identify either the manufacturer or importer.

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“Testing of the product highlighted significant safety concerns,” said councillor Michael McPake of North Lanarkshire Council.

“We are taking action to remove these calendars from sale and I would ask the public to share this information with anyone who might have bought one.

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“Our advice is don’t open them or let children play with the toys inside, and return the calendar to the retailer. You are entitled to a refund.”

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