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Info from trading standards about Fingerlings

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Bumbumtaloo Fri 01-Dec-17 07:46:42

I’m so sorry to start yet another fingerling post but this is easier than finding the individual posts. Hope it helps some of you.

https://www.facebook.com/NorfolkTradingStandards/posts/1777628222289025

Bumbumtaloo Fri 01-Dec-17 07:53:31

www.facebook.com/NorfolkTradingStandards/posts/1777628222289025

ThatsMySantaHisBeardIsSoFluffy Fri 01-Dec-17 08:15:40

That's really helpful. Thank you.

LesDennishair Fri 01-Dec-17 09:57:12

The picture on the right looks very close to the originals.

The best advice is not to purchase from Amazon or ebay but from a reputable, official toy shop. Not saying Amazon is not reputable but they involve marketplace, third party sellers.

ILoveDolly Fri 01-Dec-17 10:01:21

Yh I got mine on Amazon, combed through the listing, it seemed legit obviously were knock offs when they arrived angry

LesDennishair Fri 01-Dec-17 10:19:56

They even use pictures of the genuine items on their listings so you can't really tell. Then you have trouble trying to claim the money back

Bumbumtaloo Fri 01-Dec-17 10:30:29

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).

allegretto Fri 01-Dec-17 10:32:38

I got some from Argos- I have no idea what Fingerlings are supposed to look like as I have only heard of them on here! Would you say Argos would be genuine?

4forksake Fri 01-Dec-17 10:38:05

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.

Bumbumtaloo Fri 01-Dec-17 10:47:24

I think the biggest issue is when they can be sold via a 3rd party. Say amazon for example fingerling bought from Amazon themself fine, from market place fake or not delivered.

I have heard so many horror stories about the fakes. One had a razor blade in the packaging

www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-wiltshire-42094964

Others have had the batteries exploding whilst the child was playing with it. I could go on.

wasthataburp Fri 01-Dec-17 14:17:42

What are fingerlings?!

5amisnotmorning Fri 01-Dec-17 14:44:13

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.

Bumbumtaloo Fri 01-Dec-17 14:54:29

They are interactive monkies (or special edition Sloth or Unicorn). They are getting increasingly harder to get hence all of the fakes around.

www.fingerlings.com/

illuminousopptomist Fri 01-Dec-17 17:04:16

I went into Smyths a few days ago and you can preorder them with a £5 deposit.

user1471460871 Fri 01-Dec-17 21:24:43

Loads of Fingerlings in my local Asda yesterday on a cardboard stand

Vinorosso74 Fri 01-Dec-17 22:25:52

I ordered one from The Entertainer a couple of weeks back and it has been despatched today woohoo! I would hope that isn't a fake.

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