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

Alert number: A12/1560/12

Product:  Mermaid doll

Name: Guangda

Batch number / Barcode:  Unknown

Type of alert: Serious

Category: Toys

Brand: Jafritoys

Type / number of model:  Unknown

Risk type: Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the head of the doll contains 39 % by weight of di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

According to the REACH Regulation the phthalates DEHP, DBP and BBP are prohibited in all toys and childcare articles, while phthalates DINP, DIDP and DNOP are prohibited in toys or childcare articles that can be placed in the mouth by children.

Measures taken by economic operators: Destruction of the product (By: Other)

Description:  Plastic mermaid doll with long blond hair and a dress; size approx. 19 cm; packaging is a heat-sealed transparent plastic bag with a coloured label.

Country of origin: China

Alert submitted by: Germany