Merseyside killer bear threat crushed
Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Local Government and also in Health, Legal
A Merseyside council has crushed and destroyed hundreds of dangerous counterfeit toys, including a batch of 'killer' teddy bears.
St. Helens Council’s trading standards service seized the hazardous playthings from illegal traders.
The haul, the culmination of a number of recent raids, includes perfume & clothing as well as toy action figures.
The council’s chief trading standards officer, Darrell Wilson, said: “The toys failed toy safety standards and therefore would pose a real risk & potential fatal hazard to children.
"It is important they are taken off the market for good and crushing them ensures this will happen. The cleansing team understood how important it was to permanently destroy the toys and have been really helpful.”