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

Alert number: A12/1746/16

Product:  Wooden pull-along toy

Name: Tahačka želvy ('Accordion turtles')

Batch number / Barcode:  EAN 8592525011675

Type of alert: Serious

Category: Toys

Brand: HM Studio

Type / number of model:  16V59949, Batch No.: 0913VG

Risk type: Choking, Strangulation
The loops can easily be untied, releasing the red balls which are placed between the turtles. Small children could put these small parts in the mouth and choke on them.
In addition, the cord is too long, which may cause strangulation if it wraps around the child's neck.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-1.

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures

Description:  Wooden pull-along toy in the shape of three turtles. The product is sold in cardboard and plastic packaging.

Country of origin: China

Alert submitted by: Czech Republic