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

Alert number: A12/1402/14

Product:  Soap bubble toy

Name: Epée a Bulles

Batch number / Barcode:  Lot: 1233A / placed on the market: April 2012/ barcode 3225430001633

Type of alert: Serious

Category: Toys


Type / number of model:  Reference: 163

Risk type: Chemical, Microbiological
The transparent yellow plastic of the sword contains 0.36 % by weight of dibutylphtalate (DBP). This phthalate is toxic and harmful for the health of children, causing possible damage of the reproductive system.

According to the REACH Regulation, the phthalates DEHP, DBP and BBP are prohibited in all toys and childcare articles.

Presence of mesophilic aerobic micro-organisms in the soap solution exceeding the limit values. There is a risk of infections as the solution may come in contact with the mouth, hands and eyes.

The product does not comply with requirements of the Toy Safety Directive.

Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Other)

Description:  Giant bubble sword – 40 cm – in blister pack with cardboard back.

Country of origin: Hong Kong

Alert submitted by: France