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Europe: warning, these Angry Birds CAN KILL KIDS

Rip-off plushies trigger alert

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The Europan Commission has issued a stern warning: some Angry Birds could kill a child.

No, we're not talking about the insanely popular videogame but a set of knock-off plush toys loosely based on the argumentative avians and being catapulted into Europe from China.

Chinese Angry Bird toy rip-off

Nothing to do with Rovio's mobile game

Say the toy-testing Eurocrats: "The product poses a risk of choking as the suction cup is too small and may obstruct the airway of a child."

And that's not all. The plushie also "poses a chemical risk as it contains the plastic part of the suction cup contains 29 per cent by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP)".

Chinese Angry Bird toy rip-off

The sucker is a choking hazard

The EC also sounded the alarm over an ersatze BlackBerry "mobile telephone". It's also a fake, but it also "poses a risk of damage to hearing because the A-weighted emission sound pressure LpA is between 93.1–93.4dBA. The A-weighted emission sound pressure level for toys used close to the ear should not exceed 80dB".

Chinese BlackBerry rip-off

Not a real BlackBerry

Take care in pound shops and car-boot sales, folks. ®

Thanks to Susan Watkins for the tip

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