Hamleys pulls slime toy amid safety fears

Amazon Image copyright Which? Image caption Hamleys has stopped selling Frootiputti slime

Hamleys has stopped selling a children’s gunk plaything after the product neglected a safety experiment for boron, a compound that are able impair fertility.

Tests by consumer group Which? found that Frootiputti slime, made by Goobands and sold at Hamleys, had four times the EU limit for boron in toys.

The retailer said it was a “precautionary measure” while it investigated further.

Which? said it had experimented 13 sludges and encountered six broke the rules on boron.

These included goos bought from Smyths Toys Superstores and Amazon, as well as a product classified as a putty from Argos.