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Fruit head dollDangerous chemicals that could cause cancer, deformities in unborn babies and infertility in men, have been found in dolls for sale in Gillingham. The fruit-head dolls – featuring, among strawberry, apple, tomato and blackcurrant heads – were subject to a Europe-wide recall notice because they contain Phthalates. The toys fail to comply with the regulations on toy safety. Phthalates are banned in children’s toys and can be dangerous if ingested. The ‘fruit-head’ dolls have been found to contain the chemical phthalates. This is particularly hazardous in toys with small parts. More

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Pupils and students across Medway have been learning the rules of the road thanks to Medway Council’s Road Safety Team.

The team were at Mid Kent College’s recent Fresher’s Week to discuss drink drive issues, demonstrate new roadside moped enforcement and provide useful resources such as crash cards, biker safety packs and hi visibility hats to more than 130 young people.

The team has also visited Cuxton Infant and Junior Schools to answer parent’s road safety questions and listen to their views and concerns.

James Sutton, Safer Journeys Officer, said: “It was positive to see so many parents consciously leave their cars at home and walk. There was lots of interest in setting up a walking bus or park and stride scheme. We are optimistic we can support these schemes to get people walking and reducing the number of cars outside of the school gates.”

The Safer Journeys Team are available to provide road safety advice, support and information on a variety of topics including, child car seats, walking buses, the driving medical standards and road skills for young pedestrians. If you would like some specific road safety related advice please take a look at http://www.medway.gov.uk/saferjourneys or email travel.safety@medway.gov.uk

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