“As a precautionary measure we have withdrawn from sale all Gator smartwatch products while we await further advice and reassurance from the supplier,” a spokesman said.
Alex Neill of consumer group Which? said: “Though these products are marketed at making children safer, parents will be shocked if they actually put them at risk because of shoddy security.
“While there is no denying the huge benefits smart-gadgets can bring to our daily lives, safety and security should be the absolute priority. If that can’t be guaranteed, then the products should not be sold.”
The NCC also found that some manufacturers had inadequate consent forms about how data was being used.
On Thursday the National Cyber Security Centre issued a warning about the watches. A spokesman said: “Parents who are worried about this report should contact the manufacturers. As with all products, if security updates become available they should be installed as soon as possible.
“All Internet-connected devices should have built-in security measures to ensure the benefits of smart technology are not outweighed by potential harms.”