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Soft Toys (Acrylic Fibre)

Volume 897: debated on Monday 4 August 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection if she will introduce regulations to prevent the use in teddy bears and other soft toys of acrylic fibre which can give off cyanide fumes if it catches fire; and if she will make a statement.

I am urgently considering what can be done to prevent a recurrence of the recent tragic accident. The relative safety of alternative fillings will obviously be a factor to be taken into account.