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tails2Meramid tails have become a hot topic on a range of media outlets, with many being critcal of the toys and sighting them as dangerous. Below is an extract from the Sydney Morning Herald that sumarises the issue.  A nunmber of WA Aquatic Facilities have banned their use while others are yet to formulate a position on there use.

Extract from Sydney Morning Herald December 19, 2015

Parents have been warned about the potential dangers of giving their children a "mermaid tail" as a Christmas present.
The pool toys attempt to allow users to swim like a mermaid, either binding their feet into a single fin, or both legs into a tail.
NSW Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe and consumer advocacy group CHOICE issued a warning about the toys on Saturday, urging parents to think twice before buying them.

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