The Rapid Alert System for Non-Food Products (RAPEX)

- Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

week 15 - 2010

Corrigenda
Notification 0456/10 from week 10 of 2010 has been removed from the RAPEX system following additional information on the risk assessment provided by the authorities.

Notifications 1168/09 and 1169/09 from week 33 of 2009 were changed to notifications "For information" following additional information on the risk assessment provided by the authorities and were consequently removed from the RAPEX website

Notification 1185/09 from week 45 of 2009 has been updated (column Danger).

Level Type No.
Ref.
Notifying country Product Risk Measures adopted by notifying country Products were found and measures were taken also in:
Serious risk Consumer products

1
0631/10

Spain

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Travel adaptor - Universal Adapter

Brand: Prostima

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: 931L MULTI AC 10A 250V

Batch number/Barcode: 2007032200604.

OECD Portal Category:

Description: White plastic travel adapter. The packaging is a transparent blister. For use in UK, US, Africa and Europe.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because some pins remain accessible and can be touched during use while other pins are plugged into the socket. Live parts are therefore accessible while the product is in normal use.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant national standard.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

2
0632/10

Italy

Category: Jewellery

Product: Earrings - Idee in movimento

Brand: Pedro

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Pair of square-shaped silver earrings attached to a white label.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk due to the release of nickel (0.6 µg/cm²/week).

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

3
0633/10

Germany

Category: Laser pointers

Product: Laser pointer - LED-Schlüsselanhänger mit Laser

Brand: Infactory

Name:

Type/number of model: NC-5152; EAN 4022107105309

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Key ring with two 2 LED lights and laser with instructions for use and cardboard box. Dimensions: 70 x 33 x 8 mm.

Country of origin: China


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Damage to sight

The product poses a risk of damage to sight because it incorporates a Class 3 laser. Class 3 lasers may not be placed on the market for consumer use.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60825.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market by the retailer.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

4
0634/10

Germany

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Baby sling

Brand: El Puente

Name:

Type/number of model: GUO-20-913

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Baby sling, shrink-wrapped in plastic film, cotton, 70 cm wide, red.

Country of origin: Guatemala


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it releases azodyes in the red material (4-Chlor-o-toluidine: 1471 mg/kg).

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market by the importer.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

5
0635/10

Malta

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Air gun - Airsoft Gun

Brand: Zhuqi

Name:

Type/number of model: ZQ-737++

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Black coloured plastic air gun firing 6mm BB bullets and equipped with a laser (class 3).

Country of origin: China


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Damage to sight

The product poses a risk of damage to sight because it incorporates a Class 3 laser. Class 3 lasers may not be placed on the market for consumer use.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60825.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market by the retailer.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

6
0636/10

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Foam puzzle - Puzzle Mat

Brand: Sun Ta Toys

Name:

Type/number of model: 93261023, EAN code: 4715643010236

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Foam puzzle with 10 pieces. Animals can be taken out and put back to each piece. Transparent packaging with a paper label inside.

Country of origin: Malaysia


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking for children because small parts easily detach and could be placed in the mouth.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 71.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

7
0637/10

Finland

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: LED lamp - LED-valoputki

Brand: Valtavalo

Name:

Type/number of model: Type: 22SW5009110044

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: LED lamp (T8 tube type).

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the distance between the live LED-module and the accessible metal body is not sufficient.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 60598.

Compulsory measures: Recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

8
0638/10

Finland

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: LED lamp

Brand: Ledtronics

Name:

Type/number of model: Type: LED48T8-288-TPW-001W Bar code: 6 410047 062178

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: LED-lamp (T8 tube type)

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because during lamp replacement the contact pin of one end of the lamp is accessible and could be touched by the user.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 60598.

Compulsory measures: Recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

9
0640/10

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorcycle - KLX125 and D-Tracker 125

Brand: Kawasaki

Name:

Type/number of model:

KLX125, KLX125 C, KLX125D and D-Tracker 125.

Serial numbers:

1. LX125C - JKALX125CCDA00054 to JKALX125CCDA01255

2. LX125D - JKALX125CDDA00077 to JKALX125CDDA01560

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Motorcycle

Country of origin: Japan

No pictures are available

Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because oil may leak from the rear shock absorber and could get on to the rear tyre leading to a potential accident.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.  

France,
Sweden,
Portugal,
The Netherlands,
Finland  

Serious risk Consumer products

10
0641/10

Finland

Category: Toys

Product: Toy car in Easter egg - Kyöpelinvuori

Brand: Doghill

Name:

Type/number of model: Item 0110296.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic toy car contained in a chocolate egg wrapped in violet aluminium foil.

Country of origin: Ukraine


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the tyres of the toy car contain 3.8% by mass of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), 14% by mass of di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP) and 5.5% by mass of di-"isodecyl" phthalate (DIDP).

According to the REACH Regulation, phthalates DEHP, DBP and BBP are prohibited in all toys and childcare articles, while phthalates DINP, DIDP and DNOP are prohibited when the toy or the childcare article can be placed in the mouth by children.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

11
0642/10

Slovenia

Category: Toys

Product: Soft toy - Singing Happy Snowman

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: art.150 and art.180, EAN on label sewed on the toy without chocolate 38303200, EAN on the label for the toy with chocolate 3831104301291

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plush singing Snowmen, one with red coat and one with blue coat filling with chocolate or without chocolate, for all ages.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the left plastic eye of the toy, which fits entirely in the small parts cylinder, can be easily detached and swallowed by children.

The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 71.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the distributor.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

12
0643/10

Greece

Category: Lighters

Product: Lighter

Brand: Run Quickly

Name:

Type/number of model: X371

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Silver coloured lighter with ignition mechanism in a shape of a woman’s shoe (approximate dimensions: 7.5 x 2.5 x 1.1 cm). The lighters are packed in grey carton box (25 items), that bear the indication “RUN QUICKLY LIGHTER” and the warning “Keep lighter away from children” in 6 languages (approximate dimensions: 17.5 x 10 x 8.2 cm).

Country of origin: China


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Fire,
Burns

The product poses a risk of fire and burns because it does not bear a child-resistant mechanism.

According to Commission`s Decision 2006/502/EC Member States shall ensure that only lighters which are child-resistant are placed on the market.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

13
0644/10

Finland

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Lamp - Plasma Light

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model:

GR94309, Bar code: 6 438168 018232

GR94310, Bar code: 6 438168 018249

GR94311, Bar code: 6 438168 018256

GR94312, Bar code: 6 438168 018263

GR94313, Bar code: 6 438168 018270

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plasma Ball Lights (different models in the form of different figures)

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the bottom part of enclosure is removable by hand and live parts of the printed board become accessible.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 60598.

Compulsory measures: Recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

14
0645/10

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Train on batteries - Happy Train

Brand: SS SEN YE

Name:

Type/number of model: SY788

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Varicoloured plastic train operated on batteries, the front part in shape of teddy face. Small figure of yellow teddy is part of packaging. The product is sold in a varicoloured cardboard box with a transparent window, a picture of the toy and marking Happy Train, NO.SY788 and others.

Country of origin: China


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Choking,
Chemical

The product poses:

- a risk of choking, because the parts of the toy which fits entirely into the small part cylinder can be easily detached,

- a chemical risk, due to an excessive lead (534 mg/kg exceeding the limit of 90 mg/kg) and chromium (146 mg/kg exceeding the limit of 60 mg/kg) level.

The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 71.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban and withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

15
0646/10

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Doll - Lovely Baby

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: 3356

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Doll with hard plastic body and soft plastic head; blond hair with two side plaits, each with a red ribbon; red and white clothes with green and purple butterflies and silver dots; holding a pink mobile telephone made of hard plastic in her right hand.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the plastic material of the head contains 23.5% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

According to the REACH Regulation, phthalates DEHP, DBP and BBP are prohibited in all toys and childcare articles.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop of sales by the trader.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

16
0647/10

Spain

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Baby`s outfit

Brand: Miss Gang

Name:

Type/number of model: HU 3016,
HU 3018,
EN 714,
EN 716

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 1. Model HU 3016: This baby`s jogging-style outfit consists of a mauve sweatshirt and trousers and a beige t-shirt with a contrasting neck trim and motifs also in mauve. The front of the top features a frog design and the following statements: Dance, Miss Wear Best and Happy Day.

2. Model HU 3018: This baby`s jogging-style outfit consists of a mauve t-shirt and trousers and a beige sweatshirt. The front of the top has a cat design and the word: Flower.

3. Model EN 714: This jogging-style outfit consists of pink trousers and t-shirt and a beige sweatshirt, they have a frog design and carry the statement: Dance, Miss Wear Best. The decoration is picked out in sequins.

4. Model EN 716: A mauve jogging outfit with a beige t-shirt. The sweatshirt and the t-shirt feature an embroidered cat with sequin trimmings and the word: Miss. The sweatshirts have a zip and ribbons on the chest, as well as sequin motifs. They have a label showing the brand, the model number and the size.

Country of origin: China


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Choking,
Strangulation

The products pose a risk of:

- choking, because they have easily detachable parts that fit into the small-parts cylinder,

- strangulation, because the products have drawstrings with free ends that are not protected against fraying.

The products do not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected by the customs authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

17
0648/10

Germany

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Electric fan heater - Fan Heater / 2KW Heizlüfter

Brand: Home Classics

Name:

Type/number of model: FH - 801 and FH04, Item No.: 18117; EAN 8711252181172.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Electric fan heater, Class II, 1800 - 2000 W, 220 - 240 V AC, white plastic casing, thermostat, safety temperature controller.

Country of origin: China


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Fire

The product poses a risk of fire because during use plastic parts can melt and become scorched.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 60335.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market by the retailer.  

The Netherlands  

Serious risk Consumer products

18
0649/10

Germany

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Electric convector heater - KON 2000 and KON 2000 TT

Brand: EINHELL

Name:

Type/number of model:

KON 2000: Item number 23.386.00;

KON 2000 TT: Item number 23.386.50.

The recall concerns products with identification number 01014, placed on the market between 2004 and 2007.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

KON 2000: Electric convector heater, heating capacity: 2000 Watt, protection Class I, dimensions 690 x 110 x 480 mm.

KON 2000 TT: Electric convector heater with a switchable fan, heating capacity: 2000 Watt, protection Class I, dimensions 690 x 120 x 480 mm.

Country of origin: China


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Fire

The products pose a risk of fire because the mains electrical connection can overheat resulting in plastic parts catching fire.

The products do not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 60335.

One incident involving a fatality reported.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers by the manufacturer.  

Poland,
Denmark,
Slovenia,
Malta,
Italy  

Serious risk Consumer products

19
0650/10

Finland

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Women`s shoes - Bf studio

Brand: Tapas

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Bronze coloured women`s high heeled court shoes.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the inner leather lining of the shoes and the silica gel sachets contain dimethylfumarate (DMF). The amount of the DMF in the lining varies between 2.2 to 2.8 mg/kg. In the sachets, the amount of DMF varies between 2.1 to 19 mg/kg. In the sachets containing grey or brown small balls, the amount of the DMF is of around 400 mg/kg.

Dimethylfumarate is a substance which is strongly sensitising on contact with the skin, and consumer products containing dimethylfumarate are banned according to Commission Decision 2009/251/EC.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

20
0651/10

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Puzzle blocks - Mekke Puzzle Bloky (Soft puzzle blocks)

Brand: Wiky

Name:

Type/number of model: No. 118622, EAN code: 8590331186228

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Varicoloured foam puzzle blocks made up of 6 pieces. Certain elements, such as strawberry, mushroom, etc. can be taken out and put back into each piece. The product is packed in a transparent foil with a paper label bearing a picture of the product.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because it contains small parts which fit entirely into the small parts cylinder and which could be swallowed by children.

The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 71.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal from the market by the distributor ordered by the authorities.  

Compulsory measures: Voluntary stop of sales.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

21
0652/10

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Doll - Adorable Baby

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model: 113265, Item. No. 99249/03, EAN code: 8590331132652

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The doll has head, hands and legs made from soft PVC, the body is textile, filled with stuffing material. Dressed in blue trousers, T-shirt and cap. There is a white plastic dummy on a pink string in the doll`s mouth which, when taken out, causes the doll to cry. Packed in a pink cardboard box.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because it easily breaks releasing small parts that could be swallowed by a child.

The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 71.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

22
0653/10

Slovakia

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Combined pram and pushchair - Zephyr

Brand: Patron

Name:

Type/number of model: 579E,
597E,
544E,
562E,
578E

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Combined pram and push-chair with four plastic wheels, all equipped with braking devices. The handle is height adjustable and foldable. The different models are identically constructed and differ only in colour.

Country of origin: Czech Republic


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Injuries,
Chemical

The products pose a risk of injuries because there are openings in which the fingers of a child could become trapped. In addition, there is a chemical risk because the covering material of the handle contains 14.5% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1888.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban and withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

24
0655/10

Austria

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Lightening body milk - Body Treat Clarifying Skin Beautifying Milk

Brand: Caring

Name:

Type/number of model: 10019653-001

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 350 ml white opaque plastic bottle, packed in a printed and stamped cardboard box.

Country of origin: Nigeria


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 2.9 +/- 0.1% of hydroquinone (INCI) as a skin-whitening agent.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop of sales by the distributor.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

25
0656/10

The Netherlands

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Table lamp - Dog Table Lamp

Brand: Kare Design

Name:

Type/number of model: 69367

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Plastic lamp in the shape of a dog packaged in a cardboard box. Blue, pink or green.

Country of origin: Germany


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because live parts are accessible when placing and removing the light bulb.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 60598.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban and withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

26
0657/10

Malta

Category: Laser pointers

Product: Laser pointer - Flexible Head Laser and LED Light with magnet

Brand: Blackspur Hand Tools.

Name:

Type/number of model: RT 312.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: The laser has a silver coloured body and head with a black flexible neck. It incorporates a magnet at the bottom and is operated by three button cell batteries.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Damage to sight

The product poses a risk of damage to sight because it incorporates a Class 3 laser. Class 3 lasers may not be placed on the market for consumer use.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60825.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary stop of sales and withdrawal from the market by the distributor and the importer.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

27
0658/10

The Netherlands

Category: Gas appliances

Product: Portable gas heater

Brand: Polar Track

Name:

Type/number of model: AV 1959, No. DBN-100

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Portable direct pressure gas heater in a cardboard box

Country of origin: China


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Burns

The product poses a risk of burns because the flames extinguish easily by a flow of air and because it is not so constructed that the gas leakage rate is not dangerous and that gas release after flame extinction is limited in order to avoid a dangerous accumulation of unburned gas. In addition, the instructions for use are not in Dutch which may lead to misuse of the product.

The product does not comply with the Gas Appliances Directive and the relevant European standard EN 521.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban and withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

28
0659/10

The Netherlands

Category: Gas appliances

Product: Portable gas stove - The Portable Stove

Brand: Polar Track

Name:

Type/number of model: BDZ-160

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Portable direct pressure gas stove in a plastic case with a cardboard wrapper

Country of origin: China


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Burns

The product poses a risk of burns because the control can easily be moved and it does not preclude accidental manipulation. In addition, the instructions for use are not in Dutch which may lead to misuse of the product.

The product does not comply with the Gas Appliances Directive and the relevant European standard EN 521.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban and withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

29
0660/10

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Toy military set with mobile phone - Military Affairs

Brand: JC - Jie Cheng toys

Name:

Type/number of model: item no: 5247261, EAN code: 8713152472619

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s black and red mobile phone with yellow buttons operating on batteries. Figurines of a soldier, dog and gun are included in the packaging. The product is sold in a blister pack with pictures of soldiers, the name "Military Affairs" and other marking.

Country of origin: China


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Damage to hearing

The product poses a risk of damage to hearing because the sound level is 98 dB, exceeding the limit of 80 dB.

The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 71.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban and withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.