Notts: Hundreds of fake Frozen toys and children’s clothes seized from shop

Hundreds of fake Disney Frozen items have been seized from a shop in Notts.

Monday, 1st December 2014, 1:00 pm

Notts County Council’s Trading Standards team seized the items from a shop in Newark, following a tip-off from a concerned member of the public.

The counterfeit items, including children’s pyjamas, dolls, fancy-dress costumes, umbrellas, ‘snap’ watches, were on sale in the shop and online.

Coun Alice Grice, vice-chair of the council’s community safety committee, said:

“With the high demand for the official Disney Frozen merchandise, many parents are struggling to find items for sale and may be tempted to buy counterfeit versions. “However, by doing so parents might be unwittingly putting their child in serious danger.”

“Many cheap toys and goods from outside the European Union are often badly-made and in many cases, dangerous.

“ We would advise parents to be especially wary when buying items like this from individuals or non-reputable companies on online auction or social media sites.”

The council is now carrying out an investigation and plans to destroy all of the items.