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

Alert number: A12/1301/17

Product:  Puffer ball toy

Name: Puffer caterpillar with light

Batch number / Barcode:  5033849027230

Type of alert: Serious

Category: Toys

Brand: Unknown

Type / number of model:  TY3633

Risk type: Choking, Strangulation
Small parts can be detached from the toy (the eyes and the ball with light), and the elastic cord can be considerably stretched during use. As a result, children could put the small parts in the mouth and choke, or the cord could get wrapped around the child's neck causing strangulation.

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: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Distributor)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Recall of the product from end users

Description:  Battery-operated puffer caterpillar with light made from an elastic material. The head of the toy consists of a pair of large eyes and a loop which can be extended. This toy is available in a variety of colours.

Country of origin: Unknown

Alert submitted by: Malta