Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Week 14 - 2004

No. Notifying Member States Product
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Danger Measures adopted by
notifying country
01 Finland Toys. Boxing set.
Brand: Toy club boxing set. Boxing set with bag and gloves.
Risk to children of suffocation, poor hygiene: the bag is sealed by means of a cord that can be easily opened. When opened the dirty filling can be easily touched and removed. The filling contains wood splinters, sand and mud. Splinters may cause damage and the dirty contents could cause infection. When the bag is empty it can be pulled over the head with a risk of suffocation (if the perimeter of an opening is greater than 380 mm, a cord may not be used to close it). Voluntary withdrawal from the market by the retailers.
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02 Spain Rattle.
Brand: Baby Joy Hang Bell. Model: N° 6358
Young children could choke on the small parts that could be swallowed. The rattle broke during the impact resistance test, producing small parts which fitted completely inside the test cylinder. Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.
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03 Spain Rattle. Blister with four rattles.
Brand: R&T Beldrum. Ref. 3899/47473


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Risk of choking and cuts for young children. During the drop and impact tests the yellow ball on the Father Christmas rattle broke off and cracked, the green handle on the Doll rattle broke off and the top part (ears) of the rabbit rattle broke producing small parts that could be swallowed. The tests showed that the rabbit-shaped rattle has metallic discs with accessible sharp edges. The label bears the age warning symbol and the notice "Not suitable for children under the age of 3, contains small parts that may be swallowed", although the toy is clearly intended for children of this age. Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.
04 Spain Toys. Pistols with target and eight darts.
Brand: LEHAO. Model: N° 339


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Risk of choking for children. Failure to comply with the requirements for projectiles, since the projectiles are less than 57 mm in length. It is important that the projectile is long enough for it to be removed if it is blocking the airways.

No indication of the domicile of the person or organisation responsible or of the need to preserve the information on the label. Indicated as not suitable for 0-14 years.

Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.

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