Exploding pen

Recall published
2007-07-16
Brand
Product title
Exploding pen
Product description
A black novelty pen which explodes a percussion cap when lid is removed. The packaging is a clear plastic wrapper against a cardboard descriptor with comic style picture.
Risk
This toy poses a serious risk of : - injuries and damage to sight caused by debris from the percussion cap; - damage to hearing due to excessive sound pressure. One accident reported: a 9 year old boy opened the pen, the resultant explosion caused blast injuries and abrasions to eyes. Possible long term damage. The toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-1.
Measures taken
Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers
Batch number / barcode
Model number
1117P
Recall type
Consumer product
Risk type
Damage to hearing Damage to sight Injuries
Country of origin
Taiwan
RAPEX Reference
0734/07
Risk level
Serious risk
Notifying country
United Kingdom

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