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

Alert number: A12/1461/15

Product:  Beach ball

Name: Beach ball

Batch number / Barcode:  Unknown

Type of alert: Serious

Category: Toys

Brand: Biltema

Type / number of model:  45-917

Risk type: Environment
The red plastic in the beach ball contains up to 0.31 % by weight short chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCP).
The placing on the market and use of articles containing SCCPs is banned. SCCPs persist in the environment, are toxic to aquatic organisms at low concentrations and bioaccumulate in wildlife and humans, posing a risk to human health and the environment.

The product does not comply with the Regulation on persistent organic pollutants (POP Regulation).

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

Description:  Red beach ball packaged in plastic packaging

Country of origin: Unknown

Alert submitted by: Sweden

Products were found and measures were taken also in: Finland