Parents fury in Poundland after store placed SEX TOYS in full view of children above boxes of chocolates
- Poundland in Stoke-on-Trend sells a range of sex toys from £8
- Customers have taken to social media to speak out against product placement
- Many argue that it is inappropriate for products to be seen by young children
Poundland has sparked outrage among parents after a shopper spotted sex toys on their shelves above boxes of chocolate.
The discount retailer offers a range of underwear and electronics in full view of children entering the store in Stoke-on-Trent.
Photos show the goods on shelves above boxes from Quality Street and Miniature Heroes as part of its Valentine’s Day range.
Shoppers were shocked by the battery-powered bargains priced at £8.
Many have taken to social media to express their fury at the products being placed in full view of children.
A Poundland spokesman told Mail Online: ‘We are a bit puzzled that there are any complaints – we have been selling a very popular range of these types of items continuously for over a decade now.
“Plus, they can also be found in other high street shops and supermarkets. In Poundland they are still sold on higher shelves and there is an age restriction in place at checkout.
Poundland has been lambasted by customers across England after placing sex toys on shelves within sight and reach of children (pictured)
Jayn Wainwright, 61, from Stoke-on-Trent, said Stoke-on-Trent live,: ‘I don’t think they should have them. They are not appropriate.
“People should go to a sex shop if they want to buy it. Young children go there. They might start asking questions that the parents don’t want to answer at the time.
Jane Stanaway, 67, and Sylvia Stanaway, 62, were also unimpressed with the store.
Jane said: ‘It’s not really appropriate for Poundland to sell this stuff. It’s not Ann Summers.
Sylvia added: “They should keep it in the sex shops. Poundland is a family run shop.
Margaret Jackson, 72, added: ‘It’s disgusting. My husband and I just saw them. This stuff is best left in sex shops or online. They should not be exposed.
Shoppers visiting Poundland on Stock-on-Trent said it was ‘not appropriate’ for the store to sell sex toys as children will start asking questions
A stream of Twitter users expressed fury, with a mother comparing the discount retailer to Ann Summers
Images of Poundland’s sex toys on themselves have been circulating on social media, with one Twitter user writing: “They’re never on the top shelf, always at eye level.” Poundland has become very cheap and sticky. The head office thinks it’s fun to sell sex toys and there are more items planned. The staff are forced to sell this filth when they only work in a normal store, not in a sex shop.
Another said: “Hey @Poundland, if you’re going to sell sex toys in a store where the kids shop, at least have the decency to place the stock Bonkin’ Bunny and Remote Controlled Love Egg out of their sight and away. their scope. #inappropriate’
A third wrote: ‘Sorry @Poundland but this is disgusting. Dildos, butt plus and other sex toys on your body for the kids to see! Not the place!
‘@Poundland went to my local Poundland and I’m totally disgusted to see a range of dildos and other sex toys on display. I had my two children with me. My six year old asked what it was! I am furious. You are not Ann Summers. I am completely furious that this is deemed acceptable, ”added another.
Others claimed they were more horrified by the price than Poundland’s decision to sell sex toys
A fifth commented: “Why does @Poundland sell sex toys?” Am I in another dimension?
Others seemed indifferent to the product placement, but admitted to being shocked by the price.
One wrote: ‘Poundland selling sex toys? I wouldn’t mind but they ain’t even a book’
Another said: ‘If I was in Poundland I would be angrier about the award’