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Amazon Fire HD Kids Edition includes 2-year replacement guarantee

The 6- and 7-inch pair of tablets are a cheap alternative to toy-like kids tablets.

If you haven't already handed down your old Amazon tablet to your kids, here's another chance. The kids edition of the Amazon Fire HD tablet is essentially the 2013 model of the Fire HD , but with a few crucial kid-friendly additions.

Coming in 6- and 7-inch sizes, the Fire HD Kids Edition ships with a year of FreeTime Unlimited -- Amazon's heavily curated selection of children's videos, books, apps, and games -- a durable case and a two-year replacement guarantee. According to Amazon, if your child breaks the tablet, they'll replace it for free.

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The unfashionably thick case will help small hands grip the tablet better. Sarah Tew

The restrictive Amazon Sangria OS makes the tablet easy for kids to navigate and operate, while the extensive, built-in parental controls give parents the ability to limit activity. Like the rest of the Amazon Fire tablet line-up, the Fire HD Kids Edition does not have access to the Google Play store or expandable storage, but the value of the Amazon tablet for children revolves around the easy access to kid-friendly apps via FreeTime Unlimited, as well as its sturdy -- and replaceable -- hardware.

Starting at only $149 for the 6-inch model, and $189 for the 7-incher, the Kindle Fire Kids Edition is a high-end alternative to the abundance of toy-like kids tablets. All models are available now in the US. In the UK, only the 6-inch version is available, costing £119 for 8GB of storage or £139 for 16GB. Amazon doesn't sell its tablet range in Australia.

In addition, Amazon announced a refresh to its Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 tablet and a new model of the Kindle Fire HD 7.

Update 3 June: Added UK details.

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