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Parents Warned To Avoid Potentially Harmful "Frozen" Bracelets At All Costs

Nottinghamshire County Council has said the counterfeit snap bracelets could cut a child's wrist.

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Parents in Nottinghamshire have been warned about a batch of Disney Frozen bracelets which may be harmful to children.

Nottinghamshire County Council

The county council said the counterfeit snap bracelets are cheaply available on online auction sites.

A statement said that unlike the more expensive versions, the cheap toys have a very thin layer of plastic that is "likely to rip, exposing a sharp cut-up piece of metal measuring tape that could cut a child's wrist".

Newark resident Julie Brooks told the council:

I bought these online for birthday party packs and then saw on Facebook a horror story where a cheap snap bracelet cut a child's face.

I was horrified when they arrived as they looked so poorly made, so I decided to cut one open and found a cut up metal tape measure inside so it was clearly not designed to be used as a toy.

I got a refund but I just want to warn other parents to steer clear of these dangerous items before there's an accident.

However, as Reddit and BuzzFeed pointed out last month, most snap bracelets are made with recycled measuring tape.

Nottinghamshire County Council

Regardless, Nottinghamshire County Council has urged residents who know of similar bracelets being sold in the county to contact the Citizens Advice Consumer Service on 03454 04 05 06.

Councillor Glynn Gilfoyle, Chair of Nottinghamshire County Council’s Community Safety Committee, even added:

As Frozen merchandise is the latest craze this Christmas, many parents are struggling to find items for sale and may be tempted to buy counterfeit versions online.

As this example shows, cheap toys from outside the European Union available from online auction sites are often not well made and have not undergone any safety tests so can be lethal for children to handle.

As these 'snap bracelets' come into close contact with a child's wrist, these versions could cause a lot of harm so we are urging parents to avoid them at all cost.