Highlighting the danger of some toys in the run up to Christmas.

The Institute of Industrial Research and Standards take a look at some of the more dangerous toys on offer in Ireland.

Most toys will mean joy for children but for a small minority there are dangers. There are some toys that are dangerous and are in breach of health and safety regulations.

In Ireland there is a watch dog at the Institute of Industrial Research and Standards, who have come up with a rule book called 'The Irish Standard Specifications for Children's Toys'.

Alan Porter, the Director of Standards shows RTÉ News some of the more dangerous toys including a paraffin lamp and tin soldiers.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 17 December 1978. The reporter is by Colm Connolly.