Man sentenced for selling fake Winnie the Pooh

February 1, 2008

Neath Port Talbot Council’s trading standards officers have successfully indicted a toy seller after he was found guilty of selling fake and harmful toys. Grangetown, Cardiff resident Alam Khan has been implicated for selling these toys from a stall in Rheola Market near Neath last year. Officers took from him Winnie the Pooh & Power Rangers toys as they had doubts regarding the genuineness and safety of these toys.

The man was also found guilty of selling Yo Yo balls that were banned in 2003. Upon the Yo Yo balls being tested they not only had strangulation risk but also had flammability problems. When they made contact with fire they burnt for 2 ½ minutes and then exploded with batteries being ejected. Khan pleaded guilty and was ordered to undertake 150 hours of community service.