Squishies re­called over chok­ing risk

Burton Mail - - News -

SQUISHIES are amaz­ingly pop­u­lar among chil­dren but one has been re­called af­ter it has been re­ported as a chok­ing haz­ard.

The toy shaped like a cake is deigned to re­lieve stress. How­ever, its re­al­is­tic ap­pear­ance could mean that kids mis­take it for real food.

The toy is made in China and has now been cat­e­gorised as a “se­ri­ous risk” by the Euro­pean Com­mis­sion, re­ports the Daily Mir­ror.

They said the prod­ucts do not com­ply with the re­quire­ments of the Food-im­i­tat­ing Prod­ucts Di­rec­tive and the Toy Safety Di­rec­tive.

Au­thor­i­ties said a child could eas­ily mis­take the Squishy for food be­cause of the shape, colour, ap­pear­ance and size of the toy.

The squishies are sold in store such as Claire’s, The Works, as well as toy stores and on­line via Ama­zon and eBay.

The re­called cake shaped squishy has an item num­ber of 67887.

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