December 16, 2013
Toys which contain chemicals which can cause cancer, infertility in men and deformity of unborn children have been confiscated from a market stall.
The ‘fruit-head’ dolls came with strawberry, apple, tomato or blackcurrant-shaped heads and were confiscated after tests showed they contained the harmful phthalates.
The bright toys were reportedly found on sale at a shop in Gillingham earlier this year, and have previously been banned across Europe.
Ian Gilmore, of Medway Council Trading Standards, told the BBC tests on four of the dolls came back positive.