Magic unicorn poo slime toy sold in Claire's Accessories and Amazon removed from shelves over fears it contains dangerous chemicals

SLIME toys made to look like poop have been taken off the shelves of Amazon, Claire's Accessories, and Hawkins Bazaar over safety fears.

Toy manufacturer Tobar has recalled its bright pink "unicorn magic poo (27433)" and its brown "magic poo (18977)" from retailers.

This means the toys will no longer be sent to stores and the products already on the shelves will be removed from sale.

Tobar told us it supplied the toys to Hawkins Bazaar, while Amazon has also confirmed to The Sun that it listed the product.

We've also spotted both toys on sale online at Claire's Accessories, although the children's retailer is yet to confirm this.

The recall comes after one batch of the slime, with a batch number of K17 and K18, was found to contain too much of a chemical called boron.

Affected batches contain 1,300mg/kg of boron when EU rules state that the safety limit is 300mg/kg for slime, and 1,200mg/kg for putty.

The European Commission, which issued the warning, says the problem with boron is that if you swallow it or come into contact with an excessive amount then it can damage kids' reproductive systems.

But Tobar stresses that due to the age of the affected batch and the short shelf life of the product there's no risk to the public, otherwise it says it would have issued a consumer recall telling shoppers to return the 50,000 toys it's already sold in exchange for a full refund.

A spokesperson for Tobar said: "Following a deviation from the formula in the manufacturing factory, a batch of the product did not meet the EU requirement for Boron.

"The EU does have a measure for Boron, countries like the U.S. do not. After one batch of the product was found to be non-compliant Tobar instigated the withdrawal of all the products from sale, not just the affected batch.

"We liaised with our trading standards partners and they were happy for us to take this pro-active approach."

Of course, if you've purchased the toy recently you may still be within the retailer's time limit to return unwanted items.

If you bought the slime in store, it's down to the retailer to decide whether to offer a refund for unwanted goods – they'll usually offer this within 14 to 30 days from purchase.

Online, you have a 14-day cooling-off period to tell retailers you no longer want the item and to return it – typically the only exceptions to this are personalised items and fresh goods.

A warning over putty and slime toys sold in Argos, Hamleys and Smyths that contain dangerous levels of boron was issued last year.

While a kids slime toy called Knet Schleim Dinsoaurier was recalled over similar fears.

For more information, check out our guide on what is boron and what it's used for.

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