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

Alert number: 1336/07

Product:  Gleams ball

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Type of alert: Serious

Category: Toys

Brand: Unknown

Type / number of model:  NO: 9384 Bar code: 5998051105322.

Risk type: Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the thorns of the product contain 17,9% by weight of DEHP and 14,7% by weight of DBP.

The contents of DEHP and DBP in the toys exceed permitted limit laid down by the Chemicals Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC. The products pose a serious risk for the health of a child.

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

Description:  Transparent hard plastic ball with soft thimble-formed thorns. It is operated by 4x1,5 V AA batteries. The ball after pressing a red button trembles and lights. Diameter: approximately 12 cm.

Country of origin: China

Alert submitted by: Hungary