Coloured pencil set

Recall published
2017-02-27
Brand
Product title
Coloured pencil set
Color Pencils 'POOH'
Product description
Pencil case containing pens, crayons, eraser, etc. The metal pencil case is yellow and has a picture of Winnie the Pooh and Piglet on it. There are 32 pieces: 12 coloured pencils, 6 oil pastels, 6 crayons, 6 coloured pens, 1 sharpener and 1 eraser.
Risk
The pencil lead contains an excessive amount of : cadmium (pink, purple and dark blue pencils); zinc (dark green pencil); and lead (orange and purple pencils). A child playing with the pencils could put them in the mouth and ingest these chemicals. Cadmium is harmful to human health, because it accumulates in the body and can damage organs and/or cause cancer. Zinc can be toxic when exposure exceeds physiological needs. Exposure to lead can result in severe and irreversible neurotoxicity, particularly in the case of children. The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European Standard EN 71-3.
Measures taken
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Importer): Withdrawal of the product from the market
Barcode
Model number
314893
Recall type
Consumer product
Risk type
Chemical
Country of origin
China
RAPEX Reference
A12/0268/17
Category
Toys / Games
Risk level
Serious risk
Notifying country
Spain

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