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

Alert number: A12/1178/19

Product:  Expandable toy

Name: Spider Balls

Batch number / Barcode:  810017013791

Type of alert: Serious

Category: Toys

Brand: Dunecraft

Type / number of model:  Unknown

Risk type: Choking, Injuries
The ball can be put into the mouth and swallowed by children.
As the toy expands, it can cause fatal occlusion of the respiratory track or intestinal blockage of small children.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-1.

Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Importer)

Description:  Orange plastic packaging containing a bag of green balls that are to be placed in water and after some time more balls break out of the balls, having increased in size.

Country of origin: United States

Alert submitted by: United Kingdom