I was saying to DH earlier that the UK must be really flooded with fakes. I was trying to think of another time trading standards issued advice on a specific toy. (I will just say I do have a shite memory so it could happen every year).
Yes Argos will be fine. There was a list of what was on the box of the original vs the fakes. IIRC the picture of the monkey on the packaging should be the same as the actual monkey, the hair should be real (not plastic), the box should have wowee (the manufacturer) & fingerling (not finger monkey etc). Think there was also a comment on how many children were on the image but I can't remember how many were on the real ones.
I bought from wowcher and they are obviously fake and look very cheap. I am going to check if there is a ce mark on them to ensure they are safe to to be sold here and if not then I will be asking for a refund.