Seven Christmas toys on the naughty list this year

SANTA will have an easy task picking out safe gifts this year, with just seven too dangerous to be sold in Queensland.

Operation Safe Christmas, coordinated by the state's office of Fair Trading found the risky toys while considering more than 6500 products.

Those that failed had some loose or removable parts that small children could choke on.

Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie said when buying gifts for children, whether Santa or others, should think of the five S's of safety.

Size - the smaller the child the bigger the toy should be (anything smaller than a 35 millimetre film canister or ping pong is too small for a child under three)

Shape - be wary of products that, because of their shape, may be easily swallowed or have sharp edges or points

Surface - make sure all finishes are non-toxic (this should be stated in the packaging)

Strings - anything over 30cm is a strangulation hazard for a small child and should be removed

Supervision - close supervision by a responsible adult is essential

Those who picked up any of the dodgy toys can return it for a refund.

 

TOYS TO AVOID:

 

Fun Hand Bow – Petron brand
Fun Hand Bow – Petron brand

 

 

 

 

 

 


Fun Hand Bow - Petron brand (Large and small sizes)

  • Failed improvised projectiles test

 

Duck set – Generic brand
Duck set – Generic brand

Duck set - Generic brand

  • Failed normal use test
  • Failed small parts test
  • Failed reasonable foreseeable abuse test
  • Failed tension test
  • Failed shape and size test

 

 

Airplane toy – Generic brand
Airplane toy – Generic brand

Airplane toy - Generic brand

  • Failed normal use test
  • Failed small parts test
  • Failed reasonable foreseeable abuse test
  • Failed drop test
  • Failed access to batteries test

 

Helicopter toy – Generic brand
Helicopter toy – Generic brand

Helicopter toy - Generic brand

  • Failed normal use test
  • Failed small parts test
  • Failed reasonable foreseeable abuse test
  • Failed drop test
  • Failed tension test

 

Plush dog multi-coloured – Generic brand
Plush dog multi-coloured – Generic brand

Plush dog multi-coloured - Generic brand

  • Failed small parts test
  • Failed reasonable foreseeable abuse test
  • Failed tension test

 

Wooden rattles – Generic brand
Wooden rattles – Generic brand

Wooden rattles - Generic brand (four types)

  • Failed normal use test
  • Failed small parts test
  • Failed reasonable foreseeable abuse test
  • Failed torque test
  • Failed shape and size test

 

Plush giraffe multi-coloured – Generic brand
Plush giraffe multi-coloured – Generic brand

Plush giraffe multi-coloured - Generic brand

  • Failed small parts test
  • Failed reasonable foreseeable abuse test
  • Failed tension test


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