Toys are the most-recalled products in Europe. Our scientist Dr Tom Bell asks why more isn’t done to keep children safe.
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Our research has shown that some popular children’s Halloween costumes do not meet fire safety standards. Our guest author Amy Meadows tells her life-changing story…
A discount teddy deal was abandoned this week after thousands of shoppers were left queueing for up to eight hours amid chaotic scenes. Do you go mad for special offers?
While some fake goods are easy to spot, others are near-identical to the genuine article. So are you confident you could spot a counterfeit – and have you seen any lately? (more on fake products…)
Gaming memory lane is now adorned with 4K trees and plants, photo-realistic skies and 5.1 channel surround sound. It’s just like you remember, but are these remastered retro games really any better?
This week, workers at the O2 accidentally dug up a time capsule buried by Blue Peter in 1998. As a proud three-time badge awardee, you can imagine my horror when I heard the news. (more on Blue Peter time capsule…)
Every year there seems to be a must-have toy or gadget that sells out almost everywhere and leads to near hysteria when a fresh (often limited) batch miraculously arrives just before Christmas. This year is no exception. (more on in-demand Christmas gifts…)
‘In a warehouse far, far away, toys are being made in preparation for the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens…’ Sadly, some of these toys could be fake.
If you have young children, chances are they’re a Disney fan. But over Christmas, disappointed customers took to the Disney Store Facebook page to complain about missing goods or the wrong gifts showing up.
Our investigation into hard-to-open packaging struck a chord with me. I’ve got various family birthdays coming up and I never fail to get annoyed with the ridiculous packaging on many kids’ toys.
A report just published by Ribena found almost 50% of children prefer playing with a cardboard box rather than the toy it contains. Yet nearly a fifth of parents spent over £200 on gifts for their child last Christmas.
Brands are becoming better than celebs at reinventing themselves, with endless products, more merchandise, trendy redesigns and branching out into new mediums. But which brand does it best?
Are you after an educational toy for your child this Christmas? Well, we’ve found that the latest best-selling hi-tech toys, such as those from LeapFrog and VTech, may be exaggerating their educational claims.
What’s on your child’s Christmas list this year? It’s increasingly likely to be something that resembles or hooks-up to ‘grown-up’ technology, according to industry predictions. Are tech-inspired toys taking over?