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

RAPEX - Weekly overview report of notifications

week 1 - 2011

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



Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's Pullover

Brand: Alinge Fashion


Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: Bar code 20067816,
Batch code 57

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Sweater dress with bolero in two colours, with a knitted lace collar. The bolero has a cord that is knotted at the ends and is decorated with wooden pyrography balls with a large middle hole so the balls can be easily removed.

Country of origin: Unknown

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The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the length of the cord, and because this cord is not fixed in any place. In addition, the wooden balls that can be easily removed from the cord could be swallowed causing a risk of choking.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.