Toy safety: What are you paying for?
When you’re shopping online, when you type in the brand name you want, you’re often presented with lots of options, including cheaper copycats that could be dangerous.
So, if you choose the cheaper toy, are you bagging a bargain? Or are you risking an injury?
Here we compare two magnetic building block toys that look almost identical, showing how reputable manufacturers invest in toy safety.
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This is just one type of toy. Other copycats can be equally dangerous but for different reasons.
Watch our videos for more examples of dangerous toys to avoid.
This BBC video demonstrates how toys from reputable manufacturers must go through a strict testing process to make sure they are safe for children to play with. Some quality brands may exceed legal minimum test ‘pass’ levels.