Unsafe items removed from Perth showbags

Unsafe items removed from Perth showbags

MORE than 1000 toys have been inspected ahead of the Perth Royal Show, with seven show bag items found unsafe and three removed from sale.

Consumer Protection WA said it had uncovered seven items within show bags that did not meet safety standards.

Product safety inspectors checked 1500 toys and novelty items to be sold among 270 show bags.

Consumer Protection commissioner David Hillyard said he was pleased the majority of the toys had been approved.

“We only uncovered seven items that didn’t meet mandatory safety or information standards,” Mr Hillyard said.

“Three items – a flashing ring, squishie foam toy and light up slime – have been removed from sale.”

He said further testing of foam pellet guns is underway.

“Our product safety inspectors will be attending the Perth Royal Show as part of our annual program to identify and remove non-compliant and dangerous products from community events.”

Consumer Protection looked for strangulation hazards, sharp edges or toys that could cause injury to eyes or faces.

The Perth Royal Show will run from September 28 until October 5.