The dolls, which have the name ‘Sweet Fashion' and ‘Girl Beautiful' were found to be unsafe due to an excess level of phthalates, which is a chemical that can harm the health of children, including causing possible damage to their reproductive system.
A Middlesbrough Council spokesman said: "The dolls were subject to a safety recall by the importer East Midlands Food Ltd but investigations by our Trading Standards Officers found that some of the dolls had remained on sale in the town.
"When officers visited and notified local retailers all remaining stocks of the dolls were promptly taken off sale.
"Anyone who has bought any of these dolls is advised to return them to the shop where they were bought where a full refund should be given."
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