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

Alert number: A12/0716/17

Product:  Toy car

Name: 4WD Cross-Country - Challenge the limit

Batch number / Barcode:  Unknown

Type of alert: Serious

Category: Toys

Brand: WLtoys

Type / number of model:  12428

Risk type: Chemical
The tyres of the toy car contain polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in concentrations of up to 75 mg/kg. These PAHs are carcinogenic. A child could be exposed to them if the tyres come into direct and prolonged or repetitive contact with the skin or the mouth.

According to the REACH Regulation these PAHs are prohibited in toys, including activity toys and childcare articles.

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Importer): Import rejected at border

Description:  Colourful, electric toy car made of plastic, packed in a cardboard box.

Country of origin: China

Alert submitted by: Germany

Products were found and measures were taken also in: Finland