P255 CEEFAX 255 Tue 15 Nov 20:10/04   1/7                PLAY SAFE AT CHRISTMAS Children's Christmas presents should bring hours of fun, but dangerous toys can bring months of misery. To prevent many of the accidents caused by toys each year, Consumer Affairs Minister Mr Eric Forth has launched a toy safety campaign. He pointed out that the British toy industry has a good safety record but even safe toys, or perhaps the wrapping they come in, can cause accidents unless they are treated with care. More In Brief Home+Away Gardening MoneyFile
P255 CEEFAX 255 Tue 15 Nov 20:21/03   2/7                PLAY SAFE AT CHRISTMAS Life-sized teddy-bears are being enlisted in the campaign for safe toys. The campaign mascot will visit shopping precincts around Britain to encourage people buying toys to think carefully. Teddy bears will also be appearing on posters and leaflets at many major toy retailers, including Woolworth, Argos, Tesco, Early Learning Centre and Boots. The bear-shaped leaflets give useful points to remember when toy shopping. More In Brief Home+Away Gardening MoneyFile
P255 CEEFAX 255 Tue 15 Nov 20:00/10   3/7                PLAY SAFE AT CHRISTMAS Pick only quality toys from a reputable trader. Make sure the child is old enough to play with the toy safely. Babies can choke on small parts that come off. Remember that toys given to an older child may be qsed by a baby. Put things away. Christmas clutter causes falls and fires. Throw away broken toys - do not pass potential accidents on to others. More In Brief Home+Away Gardening MoneyFile
P255 CEEFAX 255 Tue 15 Nov 20:02/10   4/7                CHRISTMAS GIFTS TO AVOID Each week Birmingham trading standards officers will be compiling a Christmas Top 10 - of purchases to avoid. The officers are concerned by the vast number of dangerous goods on the market for both children and adults. They hope to help avoid accidents in Britain. The lists will be publicised on radio, in the press and on CEEFAX page 256 until Christmas. This week's Top 10 follows. More In Brief Home+Away Gardening MoneyFile
P255 CEEFAX 255 Tue 15 Nov 20:02/00   5/7                CHRISTMAS GIFTS TO AVOID 1. Pewter Hip Flasks - Many are made using lead solder which can contaminate the fluid inside. Eight out of 10 flasks bought for between £6 and £40 gave whisky an unsafe lead content. 2. Transformer toys imported from Mexico are painted with lead 3. Handblasters - Toy balls which explode in children's hands More In Brief Home+Away Gardening MoneyFile
P255 CEEFAX 255 Tue 15 Nov 20:02/02   6/7                CHRISTMAS GIFTS TO AVOID 4. "Funny Puppy" - A battery-operated toy which has facial features that fall out and could be swallowed. 3. Inflammable children's bean bags - contain polyurethane foam and do not conform with fire safety standards. Safe bean bags should have a green British Safety Standards label attached. 6. Toy Monkeys - reveal a two inch spike when the heads are pulled off. More In Brief Home+Away Gardening MoneyFile
P255 CEEFAX 255 Tue 15 Nov 20:00/14   7/7                CHRISTMAS GIFTS TO AVOID 7. Small Toy Swings - expose metal spikes which are potentially dangerous. 8. Pirate Walt Disney Videos - include Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Lady and the Tramp and Jungle Book, films not yet officially released on video 9. Dangerous Christmas tree lights - imported from Taiwan. 10 Short Measure Drinks. More In Brief Home+Away Gardening MoneyFile