Recent research from Which? has found that 40% of children’s toys bought on online marketplaces have failed safety tests. Out of 28 toys tested from marketplaces AliExpress, Amazon, eBay and Wish, 12 failed.
The findings showed that the following hazards were present in some of the children’s toys.
- 12 of the 28 toys tested failed safety tests with some failing multiple times.
- 10 toys presented a choking risk for a child. Two toys posed a strangulation risk.
- Two toys had either swallowable magnets or accessible batteries that could cause serious internal harm to a child if ingested.
- In all we found more than 50 safety failures in the 12 toys that failed safety tests.
What the marketplaces say
‘Safety is important to Amazon and we want customers to shop with confidence on our stores. We have proactive measures in place to prevent suspicious or non-compliant products from being listed and we monitor the products sold in our stores for product safety concerns. When appropriate, we remove a product from the store, reach out to sellers, ma
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