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

Alert number: A12/0817/18

Product:  Paint brush

Name: Crea-Play

Batch number / Barcode:  H0P041 06/2012 / 2910170705

Type of alert: Serious

Category: Toys

Brand: Unknown

Type / number of model:  Unknown

Risk type: Chemical
The amount of nickel released by the metal part of the paint brush is too high (value: up to 4.8 mg/cm²/week).
Nickel is a strong sensitiser and can cause allergic reactions if present in articles that come into direct and prolonged contact with the skin.
The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Retailer)

Description:  Brush made of different coloured plastics with a strip of metal in the grasping area; includes a small box of eight paints in tablet form; multi-coloured printed folding box.

Country of origin: The Netherlands

Alert submitted by: Germany