So, you’ve just snagged one of this year’s top toys for Christmas and you’re feeling pretty smug but watch out, The Fingerling in your bag may not be the real deal. Following several reports from the public, Trading Standards have issued some advice on how to spot a genuine finger hugging friend.
Firstly, genuine Fingerlings will clearly have the manufacturers details “WowWee” printed on the packaging: WowWee Canada Inc. 3700 Saint Patrick Street, Suite 206, Montreal, QC, H4E 1A2. Also, genuine Fingerlings are sold in packaging with a moulded plastic top sealed onto a cardboard backing sheet. Genuine Fingerlings will have the WowWee logo on both the front and back of the packaging. And, finally, copy and fake versions will often have different names like Baby Monkey, Happy Monkey or Finger Monkey.
So keep your eyes peeled if you think you spot a bargain. Not only will you be putting your wallet at risk, counterfeit toys won’t have been put through the same safety testing, so you could be risking the health of your loved ones!
If you think you spot a fake product do not hesitate to report it to Trading Standards via Citizens Advice Consumer Service on 03454 040506.