Children are at risk of being contacted by paedophiles and seeing offensive images through their must-have smart toys, an investigation has found.
Consumer group Which? found security flaws in toys including walkie talkies, karaoke machines and robots that could leave them open to being hacked and contactable by undesirables.
With the UK market alone expected to spend billions of pounds on toys coming up to Christmas, the group is calling on high street and online retailers to withdraw a number of ‘connected’ or ‘intelligent’ toys due to the risks they pose.
Naturally as parents and grand parents the toys are innocently purchased but the unscrupulous have different ideas as they seek ways around the now traceable internet.
A good example being that The £30 Vtech KidiGear Walkie Talkies could allow someone to start a two-way conversation with a child from a distance of up to 200m.