Toys look like Christmas gifts but have been branded potential deathtraps

These baby walkers and kiddie cars may look like perfect Christmas gifts – but they have been branded potential deathtraps.

They were in a shipment of 900 dodgy children’s items intercepted at Britain’s biggest container port before they could be sold through websites and street markets.

The cars, which are branded as Despicable Me but are not genuine film merchandise, are powered by rechargeable batteries.

But they come with dangerous plugs which do not fit sockets properly.

The strollers fell apart and collapsed in pieces before safety officials could even finish testing them.

The entire contents of the 40ft shipping container they arrived in from China, along with other goods including tricycles, were impounded in Felixstowe, Suffolk.

Import surveillance officer Phil Reed said: “By stopping things at the port before they can be sold, we are protecting consumers.”

Carol Garrett, of National Trading Standards’ ports and borders team, said: “Some of the risks are not going to be immediately obvious.”

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