Wiltshire Trading Standards has issued warnings to the public not to buy or use three products, all made in China, which pose serious health risks – including a toy which could cause cancer in children.

Each of the products has been marked by trading standards officers for immediate recall.

The first faulty product is the Baobe baby carrier, model 606, sold through Amazon. Using it could result in a baby falling to the ground.

A trading standards spokesman said: “The product presents a serious risk of injuries as testing found that the fasteners that attach the shoulders to the body of the product unstitch after five cycles of use and the product breaks.

“This poses an injuries hazard to babies and young children as the safety straps may detach while the product is in use, causing the baby or young child to fall on the floor. The product does not meet the requirements of the General Product Safety Regulations 2005.

“We recommend owners stop using this product immediately. Contact the distributor you purchased from to request redress. The product has been delisted from the online marketplace.”

Trading standards officers have also issued a warning of the high risk of a percussion toy set storage backpack, also made in China and sold through Amazon. The product number is ASIN: B01N4M7ARJ and the carton number is Y26-80300-08-SKU.

The product is numerous music instruments contained in a yellow backpack with green trim.

Trading standards warns: “The product poses a high chemical risk as the backpack contains an excess concentration of phthalates, chemicals used to make plastics more durable.

“A young child playing with the toy is exposed to the phthalates which can potentially harm a child's health either via cancer or non-cancer effects. The product does not meet the requirements of the REACH Enforcement Regulations 2008 (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals). The product has been delisted from the online marketplace.”

Trading standards are also recalling Chinese made telescopic ladders sold under the Day Plus brand. The 2.6m, 3.2m and 3.8 ladders have been withdrawn from sale.

Trading standards warned: “This product poses a serious risk of injury to the user. When tested, the ladder failed on functional dimensions, preconditioning, bending of stiles, strength tests, rung strength and rung pull out test strength as well as the torsion test for leaning ladders. This product does not comply with the General Product Safety Regulations 2005.”