Plastic toys - insects

Recall published
2012-02-06
Brand
  • Insect
Product title
Plastic toys - insects
Product description
Plastic insects between 13 and 20 cm in length and coloured in such a way as to imitate real insects. There are four different insects (grasshopper, ant, scorpion and ladybird). The packaging is a transparent plastic bag through which the contents are visible. The bag is sealed at the top by a cardboard pack flap. On the flap – alongside coloured drawings of insects in a natural environment – there are the following words: 'Insect – Warning: Choking Hazard – Small parts. Not for children under 3 years'. Also included are the symbol indicating that the product is unsuitable for children under the age of three, the CE mark and the number 837.
Risk
The products pose chemical risks because they contain 0.8% by weight of di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) and 5% by weight of di-isononylphtalate (DINP). According to the REACH Regulation, phthalates DEHP, DBP and BBP are prohibited in all toys and childcare articles, while phthalates DINP, DIDP and DNOP are prohibited when the toy or childcare article can be placed in the mouth by children.
Measures taken
Batch number / barcode
Model number
No. 837 (manufacturer's reference) and ref. 40036 (importer's reference)
Recall type
Consumer product
Risk type
Chemical
Country of origin
China
RAPEX Reference
0239/12
Risk level
Products with serious risks
Notifying country
Spain

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