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Report 21 (Published on: 26/05/2017)

 
Weekly report on consumer products
Serious risk

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Alert number: A12/0663/17       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Pull-along toy
 
Brand: ZEEMAN
 
Name: Eva Animal Pull Toys
 
Type / number of model: C31736 A26869 111600
 
Batch number / Barcode: 2099960268696
 
Risk type: Strangulation
 
The cord of the sea lion pull-along toy is too long and may wrap around the child's neck, leading to strangulation.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-1.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Distributor)

 
Description: Foam pull-along toys: a sea lion, an elephant, a lion and a horse on wheels with a piece of string. Sold as single units.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: France
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 21
Products were found and measures were taken also in: The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/0664/17       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Toy pushchair with doll
 
Brand: Z.H. CAT
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model: HL8661
 
Batch number / Barcode: 6 955276 101217
 
Risk type: Injuries
 
The pushchair is not sufficiently resistant to load and can easily collapse. This may cause injuries to children, mainly due to entrapment of fingers between moving parts or because a child sitting in the pushchair may fall to the ground.

The product does not comply with the Toy Safety Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 71-1.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Distributor): Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description: Pink folding pushchair with a doll dressed in a pink outfit. The packaging is a transparent bag with a cardboard label bearing Chinese inscriptions.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Hungary
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 21

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Alert number: A12/0666/17       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Rattle
 
Brand: WEI DEY / BoysToys
 
Name: Dreams Series
 
Type / number of model: model WA3307
 
Batch number / Barcode: 8422562144428
 
Risk type: Choking, Damage to hearing, Injuries
 
The handle of the rattle is too long: If a child puts the toy in the mouth and falls face down, the protruding handle could obstruct the airways and cause injuries around the pharynx or trachea area. The sound pressure level is too high which could lead to damage to hearing.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-1.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Importer): Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description: Green and yellow rattle presented in a transparent blister pack.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Spain
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 21

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Alert number: A12/0670/17       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Bow and arrow set
 
Brand: CISL
 
Name: Shoot Game
 
Type / number of model: Ref 2016-2B
 
Batch number / Barcode: 8429283134318
 
Risk type: Choking
 
The suction cup of the projectiles can easily detach. If a child puts the projectile in the mouth, the suction cup can detach leaving the airways obstructed.

The product does not meet the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive or the relevant European standard EN 71-1.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Importer): Import rejected at border

 
Description: Toy set including a plastic bow, arrow, gun and projectiles with suction cups. The product comes in blister packaging with a cardboard back.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Spain
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 21

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Alert number: A12/0673/17       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Soft toy
 
Brand: Lady Flor
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model: Ref. 74166 / NS
 
Batch number / Barcode: 8433314741666
 
Risk type: Choking
 
The eyes of the toy can be easily detached, generating small parts. A small child may put them in the mouth and choke.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-1.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Importer): Import rejected at border

 
Description: Green soft toy in the form of a dragon. It is sold in plastic packaging containing 12 units.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Spain
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 21

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Alert number: A12/0675/17       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Plastic doll
 
Brand: TOINSA
 
Name: Wonder Kids
 
Type / number of model: Model 03-6607; Ref. 66
 
Batch number / Barcode: 8349030366017
 
Risk type: Choking
 
Small parts (the eyelashes, the Velcro fastening on the skirt and shirt, etc.) can easily be detached from the toy. A small child may put them in the mouth and choke.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-1.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Importer): Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description: A plastic doll with blond hair dressed in a skirt, jacket, pink shoes and a pink, checked cap. The packaging is a cardboard box with a transparent window.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Spain
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 21

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Alert number: A12/0679/17       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Plush toy bear
 
Brand: UNIVERSE TOY
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model: ref.13278
 
Batch number / Barcode: 8435012132784
 
Risk type: Choking
 
Small parts (plastic flowers on the frills) may become detached easily and the ribbons on the heart break easily, generating small parts. A small child may put them in the mouth and choke.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-1.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Importer): Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description: Plush toy in the form of a white bear with a pink nose and feet with pink soles. Attached to the front of the bear is a heart shape, surrounded by pink frills, bearing the word 'love'.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Spain
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 21

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Alert number: A12/0683/17       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Push-along toy
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Pchanka [Push-along toy]
 
Type / number of model: NO. 155-5 (on a sticker attached to the toy)
 
Batch number / Barcode: 5907670607933
 
Risk type: Choking
 
Small parts (pins) detach easily from the toy's wheels. A small child may put them in the mouth and choke.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-1.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Importer): Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description: Push-along toy in the shape of a seal, made of plastic material and powered by batteries. The toy is mounted on two wheels connected by a metal axis. Packed in plastic bag.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Poland
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 21

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Alert number: A12/0689/17       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Toy pushchair
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Alive Baby / Wozek [Pushchair]
 
Type / number of model: HM005929
 
Batch number / Barcode: EAN: 5905698071569
 
Risk type: Cuts, Injuries
 
The pushchair may easily collapse. Children's fingers may become trapped between moving parts, causing injuries. In addition, sharp edges on the plastic handles and elements connecting the metal tubes pose a risk of cuts.

The product does not comply with the Toy Safety Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 71-1.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Importer)

 
Description: Small toy pushchair. Its frame is made of metal tubes (diameter 13 mm), connected with rivets. The pushchair is equipped with a detachable seat made of textile material (width 180 mm). On the back of the pushchair there is one locking device (activated manually). Packed in plastic bag.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Poland
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 21

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Alert number: A12/0691/17       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Fancy-dress costume
 
Brand: KIMOKAWAII
 
Name: Dark Castle Vampire
 
Type / number of model: Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: 843541341140 2
 
Risk type: Cuts
 
The metal clasp at the neck of the outfit has sharp edges which may cause cuts to the child.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-1.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Importer): Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description: Fancy-dress vampire costume, sample size 12-24 months, including a shirt with front detailing and clasp (brooch), trousers and a cape. It is packed in a clear plastic bag with a cardboard label.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Spain
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 21

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Alert number: A12/0693/17       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Skipping rope
 
Brand: ADAR
 
Name: Skakanka [Skipping rope]
 
Type / number of model: Item No. 994701
 
Batch number / Barcode: EAN: 5901271120242
 
Risk type: Chemical
 
The plastic material of the skipping rope contains dibutyl phthalate (DBP) (measured value 0.142 % by weight). This phthalate may harm the health of children, causing possible damage to the reproductive system. According to the REACH Regulation the phthalates DEHP, DBP and BBP are prohibited in all toys and childcare articles.

In addition, it contains diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP) (measured value 22.8% by weight). This phthalate may harm the health of children, causing possible damage to the reproductive system. The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive.

 

Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Importer)

 
Description: Coloured skipping rope made of elastic plastic material with blue plastic handles.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Poland
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 21

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Alert number: A12/0697/17       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Fancy-dress hat
 
Brand: GRUPO FU
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model: ref. 9730283
 
Batch number / Barcode: 8422297302834
 
Risk type: Burns, Suffocation
 
The material of the hat is highly flammable and could cause burns if it catches fire. The plastic of the packaging is too thin: If a child plays with it, the plastic might cover the nose and mouth, causing the child to suffocate.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standards EN 71-2 and 71-1.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Distributor): Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description: Red Father Christmas hat with white plaits. The product is packed in a plastic bag.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Spain
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 21

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Alert number: A12/0699/17       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Push-along toy
 
Brand: VICTORIA PARTY
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model: ref. E6316944
 
Batch number / Barcode: 8435284083555
 
Risk type: Choking
 
The toy contains small parts (dinosaur eggs) which a child could put in the mouth, causing choking.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-1.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Importer): Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description: Push-along toy in the shape of a dinosaur with eggs; the product is sold in a transparent plastic bag with a cardboard flap.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Spain
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 21

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Alert number: A12/0700/17       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Babies' mobile
 
Brand: Starriness
 
Name: Musical mobile
 
Type / number of model: 838-15; 6313
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type: Choking
 
Small parts may easily be detached from the toy. A small child may put them in the mouth and choke.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-1.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Importer)

 
Description: Musical mobile for babies designed to be installed on cribs. The set consists of an arm stand, projector (battery operated) and hanging plastic rattles. Packed in a cardboard box.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Poland
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 21
Other risk levels

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Alert number: A11/0080/17       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Bow and arrow set
 
Brand: BULLYCAN
 
Name: SUPER SHOOTING BOW
 
Type / number of model: ref. 923B
 
Batch number / Barcode: 8413419114596;
 
Risk type: Injuries
 
The kinetic energy of projectiles fired from the crossbow is too high which can lead to eye injuries.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-1.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Importer): Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description: Toy consisting of a bow, target and arrows fitted with suction cups. The toy comes in a blister pack with cardboard backing.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Spain
Risk level: Other
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 21

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Alert number: A11/0081/17       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Fancy-dress costume
 
Brand: HM
 
Name: Niño Murciélago ('Bat child')
 
Type / number of model: ref. HM237
 
Batch number / Barcode: 8820150611145
 
Risk type: Choking, Suffocation
 
The plastic bag of the packaging is too thin: If a child plays with the packaging, the plastic can cover the mouth and nose, causing the child to suffocate. Also, the fibrous stuffing material is easily accessible due to the weakness of certain seams; this could cause choking if put in the mouth by children.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-1.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Importer): Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description: Children's fancy-dress costume in the form of a bat, consisting of a yellow belt, costume and mask. It is sold in a plastic bag with a cardboard label. Sample size 1-3 years.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Spain
Risk level: Other
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 21