One in 10 of all toys is a fake, say experts

TOY industry experts have revealed 10 per cent of toys on the market this Christmas are fake.

And experts are warning that with more people looking to save on Christmas presents, the risk of injury from poorly manufactured toys has increased.

Matthew Tomlinson, head of personal injury at Yorkshire-based firm Russell Jones and Walker said: “The main risk for consumers arises from small parts which children can choke on if they come loose and the use of banned chemicals which can cause long-term injury. Enforcing your consumer rights is almost impossible as sellers of fake toys and other counterfeit goods are difficult to track down, so it’s always best to report it to your local Trading Standards department who can take action.”