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

Alert number: 0742/09

Product:  Pull along toy - Cartoon Eden

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Type of alert: Serious

Category: Toys

Brand: Happy Star

Type / number of model:  EAN 5900368562026; n° 218; Art n°MPC56202.

Risk type: Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because small parts may easily detach from the toy.

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

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary withdrawal from the market by the importer.  (By: Other)

Description:  A toy hippopotamus with a cord, moving on four wheels. The cord is ended with a small ring handle. On the side of the toy there are four buttons, geometrically shaped, with pictures of animals (cat, dog, duck and frog). Pressing any of the buttons causes emission of the sound of the animal on the picture or a melody. On the back of the hippopotamus there is a light emitting component, covered with red, semi-transparent plastic. The light is emitted simultaneously with the sounds or melodies. The packaging is a cardboard box, coloured mostly violet, with pictures of different models of the toy (lion, cow, and frog). The toys is marked with CE mark and following information: name and address of the importer, “Made in China”, EAN number. There is also a warning about the risk of swallowing small parts and about the need to store the packaging due to useful information, but not within the reach of children, as the packaging is not a toy, pictogram concerning the age 0-3 restriction, and “AGE 3+” inscription.

Country of origin: China

Alert submitted by: Poland