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The Europan Commission has issued a stern warning: some Angry Birds could kill a child. No, we're not talking about the insanely popular videogame but a set of knock-off plush toys loosely based on the argumentative avians and being catapulted into Europe from China. Chinese Angry Bird toy rip-off Nothing to do with Rovio's …

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Please note the completely effing useless "CE" sticker on the plushie.

Bring back the BSI Kitemark as a proper standard, and not a toothless old mouthpiece for UK industry.

PS, Rumours have it that the email system on the fake Blackberry actually WORKS (unlike the real thing).

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And the difference is?

Printing a kitemark is only marginally more complicated than printing "CE" in sans serif letters. So I don't see how it helps... Even if you give each product a unique identifier, a knockoff can have the correct identifier and still be a knockoff.

But industry mouthpiece indeed. We'd prefer to fit some modern insulation -- cheaper, faster to install, thinner, and better insulating than the kitemarked standard. We can't as the BCO won't accept non-kitemarked kit, and it's indeed Foreign Made [the horror!] so it won't get the mark. Kitemark it and another UK company would go bankrupt, but really why would you want to support an obsolete products?

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And to paraphrase myself elsewhere, Dr Ashen may have some new tat to talk about...

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Boffin

I came here to post this too. We need to get these to Stuart Ashen for immediate investigation.

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Cheapo!

Dr Ashen is dicing with death with all the chemical soaked, knock off crap he comes into contact with.

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French keys?

As if finding out your £10 Blackberry is a fake isn't bad enough, you're then stumped by its French keyboard layout. D'oh!

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Anonymous Coward

No, that picture says QZERTY not AZERTY. QZERTY is mostly Italian according to Wiki.

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Chemicals, too loud, and an obvious trademark infringement.

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