Non compliant products on the EU market | Weekly report 22-9-2018



According to the report of European Commission Rapid Alert System for dangerous non-food products, last week several products have been found non compliant with EU legislation. This included:

(*) Earrings (Brand: unknown). The amount of nickel  released by the earrings is too high (value: up to 2.7 mg/cm²/week). Nickel is a strong sensitiser and can cause allergic reactions if present in articles that come into direct and prolonged contact with the skin. The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation. Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Distributor).

(*) Bow and arrow set. (Brand: TU!Giochi). The plastic of the product contains DEHP, DBP and DINP (measured values: 5.7%, 12.7% and 4.1% by weight respectively). These phthalates may harm the health of children, causing possible damage to the reproductive system (DEHP and DBP) or the liver (DINP). The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation. Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Retailer): Withdrawal of the product from the market.

(*) Water balloons (Brand include: Unknown). The amount of nitrosamines released by the balloons is too high (measured value:9,5 mg/kg). Nitrosamines are genotoxic carcinogens via inhalation, ingestion or dermal exposure. A child can get exposed to them by putting the balloon in the mouth. The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-12. Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Distributor).

(*) Plastic dolls (Brands include : DZ, Bei Qi Le). The plastic material of the doll's head contains DEHP (measured value: 15-34% by weight). This phthalate may harm the health of children, causing possible damage to the reproductive system. The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation. Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Retailer): Withdrawal of the product from the market.

(*) Water balloons (Brand: Tollkühn Shoppartner). The amount of N-nitrosatable substances (measured value up to: 9.5 mg/kg) released by the balloons is too high. Nitrosatable compounds can be converted into nitrosamines, which are genotoxic carcinogens via inhalation, ingestion or dermal exposure. A child can get exposed to them by putting the balloon in the mouth. The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-12. Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Distributor).

(*) Child's footwear (Brand: superfit). The amount of Chromium VI found in the leather of the strap is too high (measured value up to 6.8 mg/kg). Chromium (VI) is sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions. The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation. Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Manufacturer) Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Retailer): Withdrawal of the product from the market.

(*) Insect trap (Brand: Aries). The product contains DBP, but lacks the authorization from REACH to be placed on the market. This phthalate may harm the health, causing possible damage to the reproductive system. The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation. Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Distributor).

(*) Toy slime (Brand: Out of the blue). The migration of boron from the toy slime is too high (measured value up to 1870 mg/kg). Ingestion or contact with an excessive quantity of boron may harm the health of children by damaging the reproductive system. The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-3. Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Importer) Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Importer): Withdrawal of the product from the market.


Link to Rapex Weekly Report

                   

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