DANGEROUS toys are being sold on Amazon and eBay ahead of Christmas.

Listings for 17 potentially harmful gifts, such as a Transformers helmet which can damage hearing, were found on the sites.

 Dangerous toys are being flogged to Brits on Amazon and eBay
Dangerous toys are being flogged to Brits on Amazon and eBayCredit: Alamy

Others include swimming rings, junior tool sets, a hand drum and a remote control car.

They are rated hazardous under EU rules owing to levels of toxic chemicals which could damage organs or detachable parts which may cause choking.

Which?, the consumer group that pinpointed the toys, called for online marketplaces to face tougher rules.

A spokesman said: “The next government must make marketplaces legally responsible for preventing unsafe products from being sold.

“[They must] establish clearer requirements for taking down dangerous products and ensure better enforcement is in place.”

eBay, which had 12 of the listings, said it warned, restricted, suspended or banned sellers which “breach our policies or the law”.

 This inflatable Swimming Ring was just one of the toys deemed unsage by Which?
This inflatable Swimming Ring was just one of the toys deemed unsage by Which?Credit: PA Media

TOP DANGER TOYS

EBAY:

  • Gooband GooGoo Neon Slime — High levels of boron
  • Transformers Optimus Prime Helmet — High sound pressure, damage to hearing
  • Supermag Magnetic Construction Plastwood: High-flux magnets, choke risk
  • Teamsterz Slime Pot: High levels of boron
  • Electric Ladybug Light: Small parts, choking hazard
  • Witoys Electric Climbing Crawler: Tyres contain PAHs, carcinogenic
  • Children’s Swim Ring: High levels of phthalates
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AMAZON: 

  • Magnetic Sticks Set: High-flux magnets, choke risk
  • Airplane Baby Float Seat: High levels of phthalates
  • FunkyBuys Deluxe Junior Tool Set: High levels of lead & codmium
  • Baoli Baby Musical Pop Hand Drum Toy: High levels of lead and codmium
  • Big Sales Calvinbi RC Trucks Racing Toy: Tyres contain PAHs, carcinogenic
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