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

Alert number: A12/1642/18

Product:  Novelty pens and highlighters

Name: Lipstick pens and lipstick highlighters

Batch number / Barcode:  Unknown

Type of alert: Serious

Category: Stationery


Type / number of model:  GP007; GP008

Risk type: Suffocation
There are no ventilation holes or ventilation design features in the caps of the pens.
A child might put the cap into the mouth where it could get stuck, leading to suffocation.

The product does not comply with the relevant national standard BS 7272.

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

Description:  Two packs of novelty pens resembling a lipstick container. The pens are packaged in a small, clear plastic, zip-lock bag.

Country of origin: China

Alert submitted by: United Kingdom

Products were found and measures were taken also in: Italy