Cyprus Mail

Toy safety checks ahead as Christmas approaches

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Ahead of Christmas, the consumer protection service said on Tuesday that it has launched an awareness campaign and checks on the safety of children’s toys.

During the campaign, that started this week and will last until December 3, more than 100 retail outlets selling toys throughout Cyprus are to be checked, “in order to detect and withdraw dangerous and non-compliant children’s toys,” the service said.

Businesses will also be informed of these safety standards.

The service also said it will continue to inform consumers on how to protect their health and safety more effectively. As part of the campaign, an information leaflet with ‘tips for a safe Christmas’ has been prepared. The brochure offers useful tips for preventing accidents that are often observed during the holidays.

It is further recalled that there is a brochure on the website of the service on ‘dangers from  small objects’  provides guidance on how parents can control the small objects children up to three years old can access so they can remove them or keep the children away. Both brochures are in Greek only.

For more information consumers and businesses may contact the service’s offices: Nicosia 22200926, Limassol 25819150, Larnaca/Famagusta 24816160 and Paphos 26804613.

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