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

Alert number: 0207/08

Product:  Cosmetics resembling chocolates in shape, colour, appearance, size and scent


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Type of alert: Serious

Category: Food-imitating products


Type / number of model:  article 07040510, code SUB 243 REP 214 , 14-23179.

Risk type: Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because due to its characteristic form, appearance, colour and size, the product may be mistaken for a foodstuff. This may lead children to put it in their mouths and swallow them, which could entail the risk of asphyxia or obstruction of the digestive tract.

The product does not comply with the Directive 87/357/EEC on the prevention of risk resulting from the use of certain products designed to resemble foodstuffs.

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Sales ban and withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.

Description:  Effervescent bath salts named “sweet delight – chocolate caramel – bath fizzer”: packets containing two 100-gram units in gold- and wine-coloured tinfoil, with the shape, appearance and scent of chocolates.

Country of origin: China

Alert submitted by: Italy