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Bromley Trading Standards issues warning about dangerous toy ring

PUBLISHED: 16:40 22 December 2014 | UPDATED: 17:07 22 December 2014

The product has been recalled.

The product has been recalled.

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They have been withdrawn due to safety concerns.

Bromley Trading Standards has issued a warning to parents after removing 350 toy rings from a Santa’s Grotto in the Walnuts Shopping Centre.

Officers were told about the rings by a concerned shopper.

They are battery operated and emit flashes of light.

Officers are concerned they can easily break leaving the small button batteries accessible.

If the battery is swallowed by a child it can cause choking, internal bleeding and even death.

Head of Trading Standards and Community Safety, Rob Vale, said: “We think these products do not comply with the requirements of toy safety regulations.

“We would urge parents to look out for these products and if they have bought any, return them to the place of purchase for a refund.”

Similar rings have been the subject of a recent national alert which recommends their withdrawal from the market.

Trading Standards visited the Walnuts and spoke to the company in charge of the event and the Walnuts management, both of which cooperated fully.

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