Parents warned after potentially poisonous ‘Frozen’ dolls found

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One of the fake dolls

Trading Standards officers in the U.K are warning parents to be on the lookout for potentially poisonous ‘Frozen’ dolls.

20,000 of the counterfeit dolls were seized by customs officials at Dublin port in December.

It’s come after a member of the public reported that the counterfeit character dolls from the Disney hit were being sold on local markets and on Facebook.

The dolls feature characters Anna and Elsa, singing the chart-topping song ‘Let It Go’, as well as Olaf the Snowman. It’s thought they contain potentially poisonous chemicals.

Disney has confirmed the product – which originates from China and has no manufacturer or importer details – is fake.

Trading Standards officers are urging parents to contact them if they believe they have one of the counterfeit dolls, which may contain chemicals that can cause cancer, birth defects and infertility in men.

Officers are investigating the claims made by the member of the public.

It is pretty much impossible to tell these dolls are counterfeit, just by looking at them, but they are potentially very dangerous and I would urge anyone who thinks they may have one to keep them away from children and to get in touch with trading standards for advice.

– Cllr Khizar Hussain, Walsall Council

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