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

Alert number: A12/2168/14

Product:  Loom bands with charms

Name: DIY Loom bands

Batch number / Barcode:  Unknown

Type of alert: Serious

Category: Toys

Brand: Unknown

Type / number of model:  Unknown

Risk type: Chemical
The charms contain 45% by weight of di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP). This phthalate may harm 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.

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Withdrawal of the product from the market

Description:  Hard transparent plastic box ( 21 cm x 16,5cm x 4 cm) containing colour loom rubber bands, charms and s-clips (stored in 14 subdivisions).

Country of origin: China

Alert submitted by: Luxembourg