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

Alert number: 0492/09

Product:  Children's jacket


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Type of alert: Serious

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Brand: MEK

Type / number of model:  Model 083MFEP003, bar code: 1 710001 867753

Risk type: Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of fabric drawstrings in the neck area. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682, according to which garments intended for young children aged from birth to age 7 years shall not be designed, manufactured or supplied with drawstrings, functional cords or decorative cords in the hood or neck area.

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Corrective actions by the importer ordered by the authorities.

Description:  Children’s jacket in red, blue and white with a zip and a hood containing fabric drawstrings that end in knots. On the front of the jacket, there is embroidery with the following inscription in English: “GREY DOME, MEK”. On the inside, there is a sewn, textile label, which has the logo of the product: “MeK®”. Additionally, there are two cardboard labels attached to the jacket, which contain the logo of the product and information such as the style number, the size, the colour, the composition, the origin and the price of the product and washing instructions. Composition: Fabric: 80% cotton, 20% polyester. Hood lining: 100% cotton Size: 3, h 98 (3 years old).

Country of origin: Italy

Alert submitted by: Greece