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

Alert number: 0223/08

Product:  Expanding toy inside an egg - "Hatch and grow animals"

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Type of alert: Serious

Category: Toys

Brand: Küchle- sweet sheets

Type / number of model:  Unknown

Risk type: Choking

The product poses a risk of choking due to small parts (unswollen pet fits in small parts cylinder). In the test of expanding materials the pet expands over 50% in every dimension.

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

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.

Description:  This is a blister pack containing some wafer biscuits and a toy egg from which, after soaking for 72 hours, an animal hatches and grows. The packaging is a two-part cardboard and plastic blister. The lower part is rectangular, bearing the name 'sweet sheets' and holds 12 wafer biscuits, the ingredients of which are stated on the back.

Country of origin: China

Alert submitted by: Spain