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Avoid this Christmas: 24 toys that have been declared dangerous and could kill children

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Central West residents are being advised to be careful when buying toys this Christmas. The NSW Government has declared 24 toys unsafe for use. Some of these toys include a Peppa Pig chainsaw, a Pikachu wand and an archery set. Read also: Watch that drink: Central West health staff urge care at Christmas Minister for Better Regulation Matt Kean said Fair Trading investigators checked more than 560 stores in the state and found 24 toys unsafe. “Most of the dangerous toys, like the Peppa Pig chainsaw, failed testing because the battery compartment isnt secured, or they have small parts that can fall off,” Mr Kean said. “The archery set failed because projectiles are required to have labels warning users not to point the toy at peoples eyes, but this one doesnt. “These toys might look fun and innocent, but loose batteries, projectiles and choking hazards can injure or even kill small children.” Read also: Parkes businesses need community support, residents urged to buy gift cards Mr Kean said investigators also discovered a dangerous decorative wreath during the compliance operation. The decorative wreath is highly flammable and the trader stocking the product has agreed to recall it. “This wreath has four candles sitting amongst some fake foliage. While it looks appealing on a Christmas lunch table, we found the wreath can ignite within seconds,” Mr Kean said. “This is a major product safety failure and could cause a house fire or have deadly consequences if left unattended. “Im pleased to see the trader is offering refunds to consumers who may have unwittingly bought this dangerous product.” Video of the flammable candle wreath List of unsafe toys: Melodica sunflower trumpet Light up squeaky ball Pink musical keyboard Yellow Pikachu light up wand Pink Peppa Pig chainsaw Green guitar Green frog rattle Poke Monster dog Poke Monster dog Thomas the tank engine Princess electric organ High speed electric train Train go go transformer robot Pink light up swan wand Peppa Pig chainsaw Yo Yo ball Super weapon Military style shoot game Soft play gun Sport super archery Super archery toxophily series Top speed shoot gun Yellow barrel gun with pellets Pool noodle

Central West residents are being advised to be careful when buying toys this Christmas.

The NSW Government has declared 24 toys unsafe for use.

Some of these toys include a Peppa Pig chainsaw, a Pikachu wand and an archery set.

Read also:

Minister for Better Regulation Matt Kean said Fair Trading investigators checked more than 560 stores in the state and found 24 toys unsafe.

“Most of the dangerous toys, like the Peppa Pig chainsaw, failed testing because the battery compartment isnt secured, or they have small parts that can fall off,” Mr Kean said.

“The archery set failed because projectiles are required to have labels warning users not to point the toy at peoples eyes, but this one doesnt.

“These toys might look fun and innocent, but loose batteries, projectiles and choking hazards can injure or even kill small children.”

MINISTER IN ACTION: Minister for Better Regulation Matt Kean said Fair Trading investigators checked more than 560 stores for unsafe toys. Photo: SUPPLIED

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Mr Kean said investigators also discovered a dangerous decorative wreath during the compliance operation.

The decorative wreath is highly flammable and the trader stocking the product has agreed to recall it.

“This wreath has four candles sitting amongst some fake foliage. While it looks appealing on a Christmas lunch table, we found the wreath can ignite within seconds,” Mr Kean said.

“This is a major product safety failure and could cause a house fire or have deadly consequences if left unattended.

“Im pleased to see the trader is offering refunds to consumers who may have unwittingly bought this dangerous product.”

Video of the flammable candle wreath

List of unsafe toys:

Melodica sunflower trumpet

Light up squeaky ball

Pink musical keyboard

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Yellow Pikachu light up wand

Pink Peppa Pig chainsaw

Green guitar

Green frog rattle

Poke Monster dog

Poke Monster dog

Thomas the tank engine

Princess electric organ

High speed electric train

Train go go transformer robot

Pink light up swan wand

Peppa Pig chainsaw

Yo Yo ball

Super weapon

Military style shoot game

Soft play gun

Sport super archery

Super archery toxophily series

Top speed shoot gun

Yellow barrel gun with pellets

Pool noodle

This story Avoid this Christmas: 24 toys that have been declared dangerous and could kill children first appeared on Western Advocate.

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