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

Alert number: A12/0907/18

Product:  Whistle

Name: Trillerpfeife

Batch number / Barcode:  4 011905 022536

Type of alert: Serious

Category: Hobby/sports equipment


Type / number of model:  Article No 2253

Risk type: Chemical
The amount of nickel released by the metal is too high (measured value: 1.47 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: Importer)

Description:  Silver-coloured metallic whistle with ring for hanging. Blue cardboard box with a picture of a dog.

Country of origin: China

Alert submitted by: Germany

Products were found and measures were taken also in: Estonia, Hungary, The Netherlands