A Deadly Bargain!
No matter how tempting it is to get a half price knock-off Teletubby or Barbie from some shady market stall, it is rarely worth it considering the risk they can pose to your children. For few of these products ever comply to any of the safety standards and are often damn right dangerous. Some contain poisonous toxic materials, while others had hidden sharp edges and worryingly many pose choking or strangulation hazards to young children due to loose parts.
For instance during Christmas of 2018, Cambridgeshire Trading Standards in the UK seized 1,000 cheap Teddy Bears that had little eyes and noses that could easily detach and posed a real danger to small children.