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Global chips shortage causes concern for toy community

A worldwide shortage of computer chips is resulting in significant delays and rising prices.

A growing number of manufacturers around the world are having trouble securing supplies of semiconductors, delaying the production and delivery of goods and threatening to push up the prices paid by consumers.

Toy World has already heard of some toy products which have had to be modified, with chips needing to be removed in some cases, after concerns over delays of anything up to 20 weeks.