Devil glove puppet

Recall published
2007-08-06
Brand
  • Simba.
Product title
Devil glove puppet
Product description
Devil glove puppet sold in a set of 6 different glove puppets in a brightly-coloured box with figures in the form of a policeman, queen, king, punch, crocodile and devil; each with a coloured plastic head and the rest made of fabric in various colours and with various fabric appliqués. The affected set involves an older version of the product. For the older version, the packaging is predominantly red with a blue backside, the devil's cloak has two red triangles on the front. The bottom of the packaging bears the packaging number 88881101P next to the sentence “Made in China”. For the current version, the packaging has yellow elements in the design. There are two variants: 1) shiny strong fabric with a red collar; 2) matt black fabric with a red line of stitching on the front. The bottom of the packaging bears the packaging number 88881106 next to the sentence “Made in China”. The notification concerns only the old version. The affected “devil” puppet is sold both separately and as part of the set.
Risk
This toy poses a chemical risk because the black fabric on the “devil” glove puppet contains 315 mg/kg of 4-aminoazobenzene. Breakdown of one or more of the azo-groups can lead to the formation of carcinogenic amines. This product does not comply with the Chemicals Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC.
Measures taken
Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary recall from consumers by the manufacturer.
Batch number / barcode
Model number
Article No 4584214, EAN 4006592442149.
Recall type
Consumer product
Risk type
Chemical
Country of origin
China
RAPEX Reference
0818/07
Risk level
Serious risk
Notifying country
Germany

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