Dangerous toys including paraffin lamps and toy soldiers.

A look at some of the more dangerous toys on offer at Christmas in 1978.

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, spoke to RTÉ News about some of the more dangerous toys including a paraffin lamp and toy soldiers.

This RTÉ News report by Colm Connolly was broadcast on 17 December, 1978.