Warning over laser beam toy guns found in Devon

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Toy gun with laser sight
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The guns are being tested to see if the red beams are illegal

Parents in Devon are being warned not to buy a type of toy gun which fires a laser beam amid fears the light may be too strong and could damage eyes.

More than 20 guns were seized from a shop in south Devon this week. It is believed the red laser could be 20 times more powerful than legal limits.

Trading standards officers have started testing the beam emitted by the toys.

Police and trading standards teams are also asking parents and shopkeepers to inform them if they see any on sale.

Peter Greene of Devon Trading Standards said: "We'd like to know because we think they may be dangerous.

"We'd like people to take them away from children until we finish our testing."

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