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

Alert number: 0721/11

Product:  Towels

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Type of alert: Serious

Category: Food-imitating products

Brand: Hu Guang

Type / number of model:  10#A, 10#B, 05#, 01#, S/R

Risk type: Choking, Injuries
The products pose a risk of choking as, due to their characteristic form, appearance, colour and size, the decorative parts included in the towel packages (cherry and strawberry), which fit into the small parts cylinder, can be swallowed by children. In addition, the lollipops have several points which if broken off may be dangerous if put in the eye or throat by children.


The products do not comply with the Directive 87/357/EEC on products which, appearing to be other than they are, endanger the health or safety of consumers.

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Import rejected by the customs authorities

Description:  Towels in packaging which imitates foodstuffs (cakes and lollipops) with decorations imitating strawberry and cherry. Description of packaging: - Plastic bag and transparent box.

Country of origin: China

Alert submitted by: Spain

Products were found and measures were taken also in: Bulgaria