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Operation Safe Christmas 2018 results

The Office of Fair Trading conducts a proactive Christmas toy safety campaign each year.

In 2018, we visited stores across Queensland and inspected 4,968 toy lines.

Of these, 6 toys were removed from sale for safety reasons.

List of non-compliant toys

You can find a detailed list of the toys that failed compliance tests below.

Toy name and description

Reason for noncompliance

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Warfighting electric repeating toy machine gun

Product failed mandatory safety standard for projectile toys. Too much kinetic energy per unit area of contact, and suction cap detached from projectile.

 

Super Power Assault toy machine gun

Product failed mandatory safety standard for projectile toys. Too much kinetic energy per unit area of contact, and suction cap detached from projectile.

 

Fabric giraffe

Eyes and neck bell could come loose during foreseeable use, creating a choking hazard.

Super bow set –small projectile toy –
Note: this item may be returned to sale if it can be brought up to standard.

Failed to have instructions for use that outline the hazards of aiming at the eyes and face or using projectiles other than those supplied.

 

Home Brite Giant noughts and crosses EVA foam mat –
Note: this item may be returned to sale if it can be brought up to standard.

No warning labels advising product is not suitable for children under 3 years old because foam may break off and create a choking hazard.

 

Toys Life Fun & Play puzzle EVA foam mat –
Note: this item may be returned to sale if it can be brought up to standard.

Warning labels were present but did not meet mandatory standards.

 

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