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  Fake BeyBlades cause Xmas danger
Updated 25 December 2002, 12.05
BeyBlades
Fake BeyBlades could be a real danger to kids this Christmas.

Poor copies of the popular toy have been found in nine different shops and market stalls in London alone - and safety experts are worried.

They say the fakes are bad quality and small children could choke on the parts.

Warning

BeyBlades are one of the best-selling toys this Christmas. Some shops even shipped in extra supplies of them to cope with the rush!


The fake BeyBlades have writing on them from the Far East. But there is a bit of English on them which says the toys are suitable for children aged three and above, but this isn't right.

Toymakers Hasbro says it recommends BeyBlades for kids of eight and above.

Proper BeyBlades should cost around 5.99 each, but the copies are being sold for about 2.50 each.

Safety experts said parents and children should be on the look out for the fakes, and needed to be warned of the possible dangers.

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