See this iPhone 'toy'? Beware, it may be a lighter

See this iPhone 'toy'? Beware, it may be a lighter
PHOTO: Facebook/Aifah Karsani

Now, what if that toy that you bought for your child could actually start a fire or seriously hurt your kid?

Thanks to mankind's creativity, we now have lighters disguised as as many things - one of them being an Apple 'iPhone'.

Singaporean Aifah Karsani shared a video on her Facebook page showing a toy smartphone belonging to her niece that had a dangerous trick up its sleeve.

"My niece was playing with it till she realised that she could actually pull open the top right button and to her surprise, it was not just a flash light toy phone but a lighter," she wrote on her post.

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ATTENTION! If you came across any children particularly young children holding these type of toy phone, please check...

Posted by Aifah Karsani on Monday, 17 July 2017

In the video, Aifah showed that when she flipped a switch on the upper right corner of the 'iPhone', a blue flame immediately shot out from the 'headphone jack'.

Even more shocking is the fact that this 'iPhone' was found in the toy section of a store, she added.

She urged parents to verify whether similar 'toys' that their children are playing with are just harmless replicas or dangerous lighters-in-disguise.

Aifah told theAsianparent: "My sister said she bought the toy phone last month in Johor Bahru, but could not remember the name of the shop, as it was bought in a hurry."

"Thankfully my niece is fine… lucky enough, she informed me straight away when she realised that there was fire in the toy."

Parents, do take note. Unless you want your children to play with fire, literally.

akosasi@sph.com.sg

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